PLANT OF THE DAY – MOJAVE JEWELS RUBY SEDUM

Dense clusters of blood-red flowers contrast dramatically against deep-purple, almost black foliage, to make a big statement in the garden. Unlike many sedum, this one is a bit shorter and much sturdier. It’s perfect for an a water wise area, rock garden, or container. Succulent foliage will die back to the ground in areas experiencing a colder winter, but will re-emerge again in the spring.

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PLANT OF THE WEEK – WINTER JEWELS BLACK DIAMOND HELLEBORE

This is easily one of my favorite late winter to early spring bloomers. The color is so unique and it always reminds me that warm weather is just moments away. The dark purple to near black single blossoms are a perfect addition to shaded beds and borders. Call them hellebores or Lenten Roses, but their captivating charm is the same.                

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