But see they're doing this crazy thing where they've moved down between the cement blocks next to our driveway. I did not plant these here!
In fact I've been scheming (for a couple of years, where does time go?) to get rid of those blocks and do something like this, only with galvanized pipe (photo courtesy of Floradora Gardens)...
But these just look so darn good I might have to leave them.
There are also some common green "houseleeks"...
Which have moved down between the blocks.
These plants are so carefree, what's not to love?
This river has develeoped mostly on it's own, after I planted a few years ago...
The stats for Sempervivum 'Red Rubin' (which are pretty much the same for all the semps)...
- succulent, hardy in USDA Zones 4-9
- drought tolerant and happy in sun to part sun conditions
- wants good drainage
- blooms pink (as do most sempervivum)
- the mother plant dies after blooming but usually is surrounded by baby plants (the chicks in "hens and chicks, it's common name) which live on and fill in the gap
- slow spreader to 4-6" tall, 12" wide
In case you're feeling a little "Déjà vu-y" I have posted about my love for this group of plants in the past: here when it was an earlier fav, and here when I shared a wonderful book I discovered called "Plant Jewels of the High Country." So now it's your turn! What's caught your eye in your garden this week?
For you locals here's a little info about another exciting garden tour happening tomorrow, Saturday June 28th. It's a joint effort of the HPSO and the Garden Conservancy program. Six gardens in North and NE Portland (seems we're the hot-spot for garden tours!) under the theme "Within the City Limits: Minimum Space - Maximum Results"...a list of gardens, driving directions, and other details (like how to get tickets - each garden requires a ticket which are $5 ea) can be found on the HPSO website. Oh the riches we have here in Portland...
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