Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sedums and Succulents

Sedums and succulents are all the rage in garden design these days it seems. And for good reason: they are easy to grow, don’t take up much water and have such an amazing variety of colors and shapes and textures that they go well in any garden design.


When we think of sedums, a lot of times we envision a weed infested, rock strewn cactus garden. Using plants with low water needs does NOT mean your yard needs to resemble your great aunt Matilda’s Pomona lawn circa 1975! In fact, sedums, succulents, cacti, agave, aeoniums and countless other ‘cactus looking’ plants can easily be blended into low water landscape designs of a varitety of styles. They also go great in pots and other containers. We are firm believers in adding plants that bring an ‘architectural’ quality to a garden design; that is, plants that have something unique about their foliage or shape and structure that makes them not only a focal point, but create a visual contrast that brings your whole design together.

Sedums and succulents at Johnnye Melres

And, like we said, they grow easy. :)

Come in and check ‘em out – we always have a big selection on hand!

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