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Annual Succulents in Pots

Annual Succulents in Pots with Sensible Gardening.

Succulents will be popular again this gardening season and it’s no wonder. With such a wide variety to choose from along with their easy care this should come as no surprise. With my own hot and dry exposure they are the perfect plant for me to grow in pots. Last summer I potted up a couple of containers with succulents…

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GARDEN INDOORS

Indoor Plants for Hot Sunny Windows

Indoor Plants for hot, sunny windows at Sensible Gardening

All plants require light for survival, but sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. South facing windows give at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day. In summer season this light can become scorching and harmful to many plants. Nature is however, always adaptable and there are some indoor plants that can withstand these intense conditions.…

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Chocolate Brown Gardening

Using Chocolate Brown plants in your garden with Sensible Gardening

Not the most usual colour in plants, brown adds a touch of mystery to the flower bed. Normally a rather unassuming colour, brown in flowers and foliage stands out when grown among the brighter tones in the garden border. It almost adds a touch of class to plantings and a sense of style to containers. The slightly unusual always draws…

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Amazing Flowers for your Garden

Amazing Flowers for your Garden with Sensible Gardening

After visiting several nurseries this weekend I am once again amazed at the amount of different plant materials that are available for us gardeners. Why then, do I often go home, season after season, with many of the same plants I’ve grown before? It’s simple really, I had success. I always enjoy trying a few new cultivars and species but…

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My Treasured Succulents

Hens & Chicks with Sensible Gardening and Living

Hardy succulents have long been a mainstay in my dry land garden. I grow numerous sedums, sempervivums and euphorbias. These are tuff as nail plants that never let me down and add much decorative and unique interest to my garden. For what ever reason, succulents have really hit the red carpet in the plant world this season and our local…

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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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Sedums

Sedums with Sensible Gardening and Living

Sedums, often referred to as stonecrop, are one of my favorite garden plants. Probably because they are so tough for my relenting garden conditions of poor soil and drought. With so many different cultivars to choose from I can use them as ground covers, in the rockery, in containers and perennial borders. Sedums are hardy succulents, and store water in…

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Sensational Sedums

Sensational sedums with Sensible Gardening and Living

If you look at your garden every year at this time and think it’s a little bare, you need to start planting sedum plants. A fabulous easy plant to grow that does wonders to fill in the fall flower scape. Often called stonecrop, sedums are actually succulents. With thick fleshy leaves filled with water they are exceptional drought tolerant plants.…

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