Plant combinations

I never imagined a sedum bed would be such a nice addition to the front of our small mountain house.

Practically care-free, it was planted in a curved area defined by the previous owner's landscape (but left mulched). It glows with different colors and textures. We planted it in June, 2009, and it's sailed through a harsh winter and is looking great.

Sedum bed with raised stone vegetable beds beyond
Early in the morning, the view out the staircase window is pleasing. Exactly what you want from a window view.

And a happy combination of striped tulips (also from the previous owner) is combining nicely with a coppery Heuchera and vigorous Celadine poppy.

It's not a color combination that I'd normally plan, but with the vibrant colors of the cedar shake siding, it's striking.

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  1. I like the unplanned color surprises that we often end up with~I plan for tulips to bloom with certain plants and they bloom with others! Sedums are very nice bedding plants! gail

  2. I do like putting multiple varieties of sedum together. My favorite combinations are ferns and heuchera...assorted of each.


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