This summer has been characterized by no rain, extreme farmer’s tans, and HEAT. I would like to describe a wonderful perennial that beats the heat and provides excellent flowers: SEDUM. Sedum benefits any garden by:
Providing summer and fall flowers
Acting as a groundcover
Displaying fall color (Sedum ‘angelina’ turns a brilliant orange!)
Showcasing interesting foliage
We have a wide selection of sedum here at Linden Hill Gardens so come and get ’em while they’re still hot!!
Many of you have been interested in Butterfly Gardens and have inquired about the best perennials to provide a habitat for them. Today, while walking through the gardens, I noticed an abundance of butterflies on Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed), Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan), and Echinacea (Coneflower). Nature provides such a beautiful palette of colors even in the midst of a drought.
Two bright arrivals this week: Echinacea ‘Coral Reef’ and Crocosmia ‘George Davidson’
Visit Linden Hill Gardens and enjoy our newly planted courtyard beds, as well as our other thriving display beds!
We have been feeding our perennials with Neptune’s Harvest Fish Fertilizer (also a deer repellent!). Neptune’s Harvest is available at the nursery in two sizes. We also carry Flowertone 3-4-5, Hollytone and Daniel’s Plant Food (an organic water-soluable fertilizer made from soybean extract)
On Saturday, August 21st from 9 am-2 pm we will be participating in the Hardy Plant Society Fall Gardeners’ Market at Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation.
See you soon!