Weeding, Planting Sedums and Herbs, Pruning Jupiter’s Beard

Recently the co-gardener and I did some work in the garden. I can’t say that it was a ton of work, but I wanted to post about it regardless.

I weeded the cornus/yellow garden, the woodland garden, and the stump area. Yes, I am still catching up – some of the areas of the yard have not been weeded yet this spring. I’m getting there though. I think that if I gave it a solid eight hours I could have it done.

The co-gardener planted up the sedums and hens and chicks from this post. I think they look quite nifty in their container. I need to make a little chart of them and then take the tags out. They are: Sempervivum ‘Ruby Hearts,’ Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Spumanti,’ Sedum lydium, Sedum acre ‘Aureum,’ Sedum oreganum (native), Sedum spathulifolium ‘Carnea,’ Sedum sieboldii ‘Mediovariegatum,’ and Sedum album ‘Faro Form.’

2013 Miscell 1040 sedums 2013 Miscell 1041 sedums

The co-gardener cut down the over-abundant Jupiter’s beard (Centranthus ruber) in hopes that this way it won’t get as leggy by mid-summer. I really wish that I had before and after photos, or a picture of the debris. I do have a shot of how one clump looks now. The Jupiter’s beard probably needs to be divided, but it has really deep taproots and we just haven’t taken the time in the fall to do it.

pruned Jupiter's beard (Centranthus ruber)

pruned Jupiter’s beard (Centranthus ruber)

Also, the co-gardener re-planted the pot of herbs. Last year all of the herbs were variegated, and included a variegated rosemary and a variegated mint. This year it is a little less varietal, but still looks nice. Included: unmarked prostrate Rosmarinus officinalis, Thymus x citriodorus ‘Silver Posie,’ gold variegated thyme: Thymus x citriodorus ‘Aureus,’ lime thyme: Thymus x citriodorus ‘Lime,’ Thymus x citriodorus, tricolored oregano: Origanum vulgare ‘Variegata,’ an unmarked curry: Helichrysum italicum, golden variegated sage: Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina,’ and Thymus pulegioides ‘Foxley.’ I guess the pot has a lot of thyme in it, but that is alright.


herb pot in April: it will grow-in

herb pot in April: it will grow-in

Finally, little nutmeg creeping thyme (Thymus praecox ‘Nutmeg’) was stuck in the ground, near the sidewalk. It is supposed to get a foot wide and one inch tall.

nutmeg creeping thyme: Thymus praecox 'Nutmeg'

nutmeg creeping thyme: Thymus praecox ‘Nutmeg’