Thursday, September 04, 2008

With summer ending we replowed the upper garden and planted buckwheat along with turnips. It is coming along nicely as you see in the photo.

This is a plant I put in over 13 years ago. I don't remember the name of it, but it started from a clipping he gave me. I really like it because it is no maintance, grows with lots of sun and not a lot of watering. It has always attacked butterflies in the fall because that is when it blooms. This year it is attracting the bees. I couldn't capture what it looked like in real life covered with honey bees, bumble bees and butterflies. I have two of these in my front yard. Since the honeysuckle trimming didn't root well I am thinking of using some trimmings from this and planting them on the front hill...hmm.

Sew Long for Now!


Anonymous said...

This is a type of sedum. I have several of these growing in my yard in partial shade to full sun. They divide really easily and the bees do love them! I love them too - they really are low maintenance plants! And, one more plus around here, the rabbits leave them alone!

Cindi said...

I never thought of that, but now that you mention it the rabbits have never bothered this plant.

Gretchen said...

yep, they are a type of sedum. They are also called 'live forevers' because they are nearly impossible to kill and you can divide them over and over. I have tons in my yard and the bees love them. I like that they bloom in the fall and add color when all else is fading.