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Saturday, 20 September 2008

Sage, Sedum, and Bee


I have specific needs this time of year. The need to see how pretty the sedum and my sage are together. Although it was windy yesterday morning .. and some of the plants were dancing .. I had to take some pictures of the beginning of the colour show.

I love the rough texture of the sedum against the smooth fleshy parts of the sedum. The flower is the amazing start of intense colour it will show as time and cooler weather passes on.


A wee bit of the golden sage in the upper right hand corner is trying to sneak in for a bit of "look at me" presence.

No need to worry ! I was going to have a nice picture of how pretty this one is too !




Then during my little eye spies .. a bee popped in .. blurry with movement .. but intent on catching the prize pollen from the sedum .. he/she didn't mind me .. phew !

15 comments:

Brenda Kula said...

My sedum has not flowered out yet. I suppose because it isn't as cool as it is there.
Brenda

Gail said...

Joy,

The photos are crisp and beautiful! The sages and sedums look smashing together! The bees adds just a little bit of perfect to the setting.

gail

Rose said...

Everything seems to like the sedum, doesn't it--bees, butterflies, and other flying creatures. I am entranced by mine this year. Yours does look good paired with the sage. I love the gargoyle looking down on your garden:)

Catching up on some posts today--you have some great shots of clouds and ominous skies!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great blog! I'm so glad I found you through Brenda, everything looks so fresh and green.

wishing you a happy weekend
xo Lidy

Cat said...

So pretty!
Sorry I've been gone, but technical difficulties...

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Cat .. no worries ! .. those type of difficulties can be a pain in the butt ! : )

Hello frenchgardenhouse ! thank you ! .. always nice to see some one drop by that hasn't been here before : )

Hi Rose .. thanks ! .. yup, I really like that shot of my little gargoyle too : ) I have to visit as well .. time just seems to fly by even when I am doing less than nothing ? haha

Hi Gail .. things are beginning to wrap up now that we are getting consistently cooler weather .. my time of year ! : )

Hi Brenda .. it really is cooler weather that sparks the change in plants .. hard to believe Florida has cooler weather girl ! LOL

Webradio said...

Bonjour !
Beaucoup de très jolies fleurs ici...
Je vais revenir...

Roses and stuff said...

They suit each other very well!
Katarina

cindee said...

My sedum has just started opening its blooms(-: Yours looks wonderful. I love your Halloween counter. We shopped yesterday for more Halloween stuff. Found some cool stuff but waiting for it to go on sale. Hopefully this week. If not I guess I will have to break down and get it.(-:

Viooltje said...

My sedums are long time gone now, preparing for the winter in this sudden cold the fall has inflicted upon the sun-scorched land. I have thoroughly enjoyed the lovely combo but then the bee popped in and gave a new light to the nature's ménage à trois idea ;-)

Teresa said...

What great planning! The fuzzy sage and plump smooth sedum leaves are very striking.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Teresa .. thank you ! .. things seem to fall in place without a lot of thought then I finally "get it!" so I try to place the same planning in other sections of the garden .. constantly changing : )

Violet ! I love the way you put that : ) .. so you have colder weather than we do now ? .. it must be hard on you having it turn so quickly and having such dry conditions .. we won't have rain for a while so I know I will be out in the garden watering in as much as I can .. 2 more bags of compost waiting to be sprinkled around too .. BIG sigh ! LOL

Cindee .. thanks ! .. Hey girl you better break down and buy some Halloween .. I'll post a picture of one of my cute things just for you to get you started ? check back !

Hello Katarina .. thank you .. I love the combination too .. what works really WORKS ! : )

GardenJoy4Me said...

Bonjour Webradio !
Merci beaucoup : )

GardenAuthor said...

Love this! Feels as though we're right there with all that autumnal glory and the busy bee. Fellow Sage enthusiast, here! Do you grow the tricolor sage, as well? One season I grew the plain, purple, golden and tricolor in one corner of the herb garden... spectacular! ~ Tasty, too! ~ Deb

GardenJoy4Me said...

Deb .. I have to have them altogether next year too now that you have nudged my brain .. they will look spectacular .. I do LOVE sage .. it is a permanent member in my garden for sure !