These last few weeks I have been busy taking lots of photos. I found several varieties of sedums and coral bells. I also realized that for most of these I had no memory of what I bought. It seems that work and child-rearing got in the way of cataloging anything. So, I set out to try to figure out what I had.
Today I present the sedums. I love these because they are so undemanding. And the ground cover sedums are great. They crowd out the weeds, save on mulch and water, and spread like...well, weeds.
This dragon's blood sedum is another that has moseyed all over the landscape mound in front. The bees absolutely love it and I do not recommend getting too close when it is in bloom.
This variegated sedum, Sedum spurium 'Tricolor', is another favorite. Last year I grabbed two clumps, laid them on top of some soil in a new bed, and now I have ground cover in another area.
Another great spreader is this white stonecrop (?) (with an errant astilbe trying to poke thru). This stonecrop has a much better habit that the yellow one above. The flowers do not get as tall and flop over. This also pops up in unexpected places. I am not that fussy, so I usually leave it.