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Amazing Rock Garden Plants

Amazing Rock garden Plants with Sensible Gardening.

One of the most difficult aspects of a rock garden is finding plants that are not too successful. So many of the small trailing plants that are used in rock gardens are too invasive and before you know it your rock garden has lost its shape and is covered in only 1 or 2 aggressive species. There are however some…

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Sedums (Stonecrop)

Sedums at Sensible Gardening and Living

Sedum is a large group of plants encompassing ground covers suitable for rock gardens right up to 3 feet tall busy specimens. They are usually succulent annuals, or evergreen or semi-evergreen biennials, perennials, shrubs or sub shrubs. Many are very hardy for the outdoor garden and other more tender species can be grown as house plants in northern climates. When…

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Rock Gardens

Rock Garden at Sensible Gardening and Living

Rock gardens add another dimension to your garden and to look good require a little imagination on your part. Ideally rock gardens look best on a natural slope or a natural outcrop of rocks but we are not all so lucky to have this on our property.  Usually we have to create this illusion by ourselves and the more natural…

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Dwarf German Iris

Dwarf Iris are Short and Stunning with Sensible Gardening.

The first iris to open are always the dwarf varieties. Low to the ground they are excellent for rock gardens, scree beds and borders. Such undemanding plants, cold hardy, drought tolerant and deer resistant. Perfect for my conditions. If you like to collect plants you can certainly have a fun time with iris. There are so many different cultivars to…

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Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Candy Tuft growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM DAY Probably one of the most popular low growing perennials. Clear, bright white flowers completely cover the narrow leaves in the spring. The evergreen foliage stays looking good all season after the flowers have finished. It forms low clumps about 6 inches high and makes an excellent edger. When in full bloom it is really spectacular and…

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Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower)

Bee in Pulsatilla at Sensible Gardening and Living

One of my favorite spring flowers is the pasque flower, sometimes called Prairie Crocus by northern gardeners. I love everything about this plant, the open faced blooms, soft fuzzy fern-like foliage and silky seed heads. You can also view this post as a VIDEO: Sensible Gardening You Tube Channel Pulsatilla is easy to grow in average soil with good drainage, it even…

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