Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Succulent Sedums pack an Artisanal Pottery Garden:
Todays image packs a full 6 different plants into the space of about 6 inches. Highly textural Sedums are great for creating artful displays in even very small pots. Crammed together in containers of all sorts, they don’t seem to mind the togetherness and will happily occupy a vessel right up to the edge. This gives us a hint at their other name “stone crop” suggesting that you will find them growing in between stoney spots, defying the odds and eeking out nourishment where there is scant soil. According to our research they actually do better without much feeding, preferring a lean diet of just a bit of compost.
Sedums can be either creeping or tall, with the former lending themselves as ground covers, wall or roof gardens or crevice plantings for rock walls. The tall growers can reach heights of 3 feet depending on the variety and produce excellent cut flowers. Most sedums prefer full to partial shade with a few woodland sedums needing a more dappled light pattern to avoid leaf burn.
We can’t help but think of prehistoric times as we gaze at these succulent beauties whose striking leaf patterns could suggest the spikes of a stegosaurus back or the crest of a triceratops. What do you see in their complex leaf patterns?
You can learn more about the joys of sedums here:
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
This “Daily Dose of Natural Beauty” is brought to you by Zenith Holland Nursery, thanking you and the South King County community for your continuing support.
As a designated “Essential Business” member of the Food and Agriculture sector, Zenith Holland Nursery is operating daily offering a broad selection of edibles including fruits and cool season vegetable starts that can be planted now. Owner /Operator Lyn Robinson and her husband are on site daily to assist customers with their horticultural needs, while other staff remain safely at home.
If you are one of the many folks who would like to seize your stay-at-home time to plant a Victory garden, Zenith Holland can help. They are a local resource for seeds, soil and fertilizer. While practicing social distancing measures on site, they can also answer questions or orders by phone.
Established in 1907, Zenith Holland Nursery is proud to be the oldest continually operating business in Des Moines. They specialize in growing and providing quality plants ranging from hardy perennials to culinary herbs, colorful annuals, sedums, ground covers and hanging baskets. The nursery sits on just over an acre of land with eleven greenhouses.
Zenith Holland is located just south of downtown Des Moines at 23260 Marine View Drive South (map below).
Their current hours are:
- Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so you can shop small, shop local, shop essential.
Zenith Holland Nursery
23260 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: (206) 878-7002
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