Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Bush Apolo Built!

Hubby planted this small perennial last summer. It completely dies down in the winter and burgeons out from a small sprout in the spring. It is called "sedum" and this happens to be my favorite color. It has a thick succulent stock and the flowers are kind of cauliflower-like. When finished blooming, they dry and look lovely well into the fall.

But here's the deal. We have a small one in the front yard that is about the size of a 2 liter pop bottle planted at the same time. This one in our backyard is gigantic even as compared to the sedum bushes in my neighbors' yards. Is my husband a talented gardener? Not really. Am I? Absolutely not. Apolo is the gardener in this situation and he doesn't even realize what he has done.

You see, this bush is located right at the bottom of the steps from our deck and back door. Apolo pees on the sedum every single day when we let him outside. But rather than kill it, the bush has totally flourished. Scientist hubby explains it must have something to do with a need for acid soil.

So, thank you, puppy Apolo for my beautiful sedum!

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(Pictures taken an hour ago.)