Sunday, April 10, 2011

Always Living

As I was reading Our Life in Gardens (by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd) I came across a chapter on Semperviviums which I pictured and posted about on Friday. I mentioned that they always look good no matter what time of year and so it isn't a coincidence that their Latin name literally means 'always living.' (In Italian it is Sempre Vivere!) And so this is the post about a few of the things that are 'always living' that keeps our lives as gardeners interested no matter what the season.

A picture of the conifer garden at the Berg's. In the center is a weeping larch (Larix decidua).
Below is Sedum rupetre 'Angelina' planted in my garden and it is a real winner. Although it spreads readily, it is very east to uproot if it becomes too aggressive. This plant looks amazing, even under the snow. In the fall is glows a brilliant orange yellow.

Views from the the Berg's garden looking West. Again, something that looks amazing all the time- maybe even better now when you can see through the trees.

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