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Searching for a hardy sedum: Review of 15 sedum varieties

I would have never expected that succulents would thrive in a Norwegian garden. I thought succulents were suited for hot, sunny gardens where the temperature never dropped below zero. I was completely wrong! There are plenty of hardy succulents that grow in the Nordic damp, cold climate and survive our freezing winters. Many of these hardy succulents are sedum varieties. (more…)

By ambergirl, ago
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Ajuga, an easy groundcover for your garden and how to choose a variety, care and design with it

Ajuga, also known as bugleweed, bugle, common bugle, carpetweed, carpet bugleweed and few more variations on the theme, is a treasure for any gardener. It has an unbelievable growth speed. This means that in a couple of months it will have tripled in size and covered a good part of your bare ground. It forms a very low mat of leaves and in late spring produces plenty of blue flower spikes. (more…)

By ambergirl, ago
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Low Maintenance Perennials

There are thousands of perennial plants that you can buy nowadays. Just take a look at a nursery catalogue. It can become overwhelming. How do you decide which perennials you should choose? Should you look at the pictures or read the plant description? The answer is simple. You should neither look at the picture or read the description! The best way to choose perennials, is to visit gardens in your region. Once you are there, find the plants you like, take note of their size, their companion plants t and ask the owners if the selected plants are low maintenance perennials. Then you can go to the nursery and buy the plants you liked. This process takes lots of time, and energy. If you want to find out immediately which perennials you should plant, this article is right for you! (more…)

By ambergirl, ago