April 08, 2021
Yearly native spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis) seeds itself into rocky nooks and crannies and pops up in new locations within the backyard. I often like the place it exhibits up, like this spot on the high of a stone stair. Bees love the flowers too, so having numerous early-blooming spiderwort makes everybody comfortable.
The shade-loving flowers open within the morning and shut up within the afternoon for his or her siesta. By late spring, they’ll go to seed, and different vegetation will take over visually.
This self-sown spiderwort is getting a raspberry from my little Audrey backyard stake, which rises from a pot of ‘Dragon’s Blood’ sedum and sedge (Carex leavenworthii). The burgundy-hued sedum got here by the Huge Freeze outdoor on this unprotected pot. It additionally holds up all summer season (in dappled shade) with no fading away. A winner!
Identical shade scheme, however all my ‘Burgundy Ice’ dyckias died through the epic freeze. So I changed this trio and am impatiently ready for the bamboo muhly grasses throughout to return from their roots and supply a fluffy, chartreuse display screen for my neighbor’s driveway. By early summer season, I hope!
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