|A little rained on by the time I got to try and take a decent picture.|
I like how the buds are camouflaged to look like the leaves when closed, neat!
I was surprised to find a Frithia pulchra locally in the very beginning of spring. Normally it would be buried a bit deeper in soil and use the "windows" at it's leaf tips to collect light. However, I potted it a bit high because I can get away with that here. Rot is my main worry, not burning or dehydration. Plus one of this plant's redeeming values is that the leaves turn purple in high light.
|Frithia pulchra this spring|
These Sedums aren't mine, but I did grow up with them. I was at my father's house recently and was just in time for the start of the blooms. They've been growing on a rock wall on his property (zone 6b) for almost as long as I can remember. Sedums make excellent ground-cover plants. These stay green in winter, are hardy enough to freeze (for much longer periods of time than most succulents,) can live in full sun to part shade, and they bloom easily. There are so many Sedum species, hybrids, and cultivars that I couldn't hope to tell you the ID's of these, just wanted to share some pretty pictures.
|Pink Sedum flowers|
|Yellow Sedum flowers|