Miz Flora actually suggested we feature an ornamental plant today. And since Sedum is a fairly common garden plant in these parts, we’ve got our pictures right off and are doing it. Acorn gathering season and all, you know.
The species we see most often she said, it Autumn Joy, and as you might expect form the name, it blooms in Autumn.
It doesn’t make fancy seeds or a fruit, but the flowers this late in the season—blooming until first frost—give the insects that extra boost of food they need to get to their next stage, whether it’s laying eggs before they die, or flying all the way to Mexico to return to lay eggs next year.
So enjoy those pink puffs—the bugs sure are!