My Chia Pet

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I am probably the last one who should give any sort of landscaping advice, but I happen to have a mom who should be in the biz.  She’s brilliant in the yard.  Her backyard is certainly an oasis.  When she comes to our house, she wants to put her green thumb in our soil.  I know it’s hard for her to resist.  Every so often my husband and I will make a request for her expertise.  My only problem with it is that she enjoys being with her plants 24-7.  It’s hard for me to commit to the yard.  I love to enjoy it, but I don’t like to put much effort into it.  It means a lot to me when she does compliment certain things we’ve done, such as planting the pansies along our walkway.  We’ve definitely made some mistakes, like trimming back the boxwoods in the wrong season.  We learned from our mistake when we lost one of them the first year in the house. 

My mom is definitely set to speed-dial and I call her almost every time I stop at our local greenhouse.  The other times I don’t call, I always wish I did.  I will say that I was proud of myself for admitting that I am missing the green thumb.  My husband takes care of the yard for the most part.  When I arrived home last spring with sedum, everyone was surprised.  Little did I know that I would be doing myself a huge favor by planting these miracle plants.
Simple Facts about Sedum:
1)      Perennial
2)      Drought-free
3)      Ground cover
4)      Attractive
5)      Vibrant over Fall, Summer and Spring
6)      Little watering required
7)      Sun-friendly
8)      Plant in rocky and sandy soils
9)      Great for planters
My advice to those of you like me, would be to go to your local greenhouse and buy a few of these plants.  Plant them in a sunny spot and watch them grow.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised.  If you need a quick fix to a portion of your yard, these will do the trick. 
When your next buyer stops in, they’ll be so impressed by the landscaping!

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  1. Any idea if they are ok with pets?

  2. Wow, I love the red one. I'll have to look into those. As I was reading your post I was envisioning myself at my kids houses when they grow up, lol. I too love to garden.

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  3. They are really pretty! I have a complete black thumb, but I think I'll ask around about these. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. This is an idea I need to remember to try - thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Wednesday Blog Hop and now following.


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