Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

It's been a good weekend for gardening, glorious weather here in the Southeastern U.S.  I've spent a lot of time tidying up, planting fall vegetables, and getting ready to be away, yet again.

a bumblebee magnet
A quick trip up to the mountains late last week had me harvesting beans and tomatoes, but more importantly, admiring the wealth of native bumblebees visiting the Sedum 'Autumn Joy' that's in the middle of our sedum bed.  In flower just for a short while, it's amazing when the flowers are open.  The flower heads were covered with bees of all sizes.

Back in the Piedmont, the bank of Sedum in front of the visitor center (at the botanical garden where I work) was covered with butterflies (buckeyes, tiger swallowtails, sulfurs, etc.)

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

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