Last year I planted a variety of sedums, but this year I decided to try a local plant, the Aleutian Speedwell. It's a pretty ground cover plant with purple flowers. It's known to get out of control in peoples rock gardens, but I'm looking for a lot of coverage, so most of the modules I planted this year all contain it.
Gloria pulled some of it out of her garden for me, and I had great luck last weekend in Anchorage at the Wildflower Club annual plant sale. I bought all the Aleutian Speedwell they had for sale, plus several of the members either brought me a tray full from their gardens or let me dig some out of their gardens. I was really amazed how everyone was willing to share.
Anyway, the mods are planted and I'm going to leave them on the driveway for the next couple of months so I can sort of baby them and make sure they get growing. At least thats my current plan. I had to chase a porcupine out of them earlier today, so if he comes back I may need to get them up on the roof and away from his depredations.
Tomorrow I really need to get my new ladder set up so I can get on the roof and see what survived the winter.
|Everything is planted|
|More Aleutian Speedwell|