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Indoor plants northern california

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Indoor plants northern california

Sedum

Flowers &, Butterflies.

The best type of sedum for northern california gardens is Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Red Lion’ which is a perennial with flowers usually in red-orange and white. I am growing this plant along the edge of a walkway, facing a small, newly built (last year) patio. The soil has a thin layer of topsoil above the base rock and is quite dry. The plants are growing quite well in the conditions and should last quite a few years.

In my experience, this plant likes to be planted where it can get some shade for part of the day. If it can’t get as much shade as it wants, the plant will likely be leggy, with one main stem and a number of side stems that are also shorter and leggy, but will be trying to reach the light as much as possible.

Here’s a video of one of my plants in a pot (and the other plant in a larger container at the end of the garden):

If you grow Sedum Rubrotinctum, you may want to fertilize it weekly with a liquid fertilizer like fish emulsion, but you probably won’t need to fertilize it often if you do this. You can plant it where it will get light or near a window where it will get light in the morning.

Sedum is also available in a large range of cultivars, including Sedum Sanguinarium ‘Ruby Slippers’, Sedum Telephium ‘Vera James’, and Sedum Telephium ‘Saucer Plate’, to name just a few. Look to catalogs and the internet for more info.

Henna

Henna is a flowering shrub.

Plants may be either a half or full sun. I’ve had plants in each category do just fine in our garden, but I’ve also had one plant in the garden in full sun and another in a part shade spot with no issues.

A word of caution: It’s not an easy plant to grow from seed in a regular indoor garden, so it’s not always easy to buy. If you want to try growing it, you might want to invest in a grow light and try to start your seeds inside with a light source as well.

Henna is available in a range of colors including red, gold, brown, and variegated, as well as a variety of leaf shapes like narrow and heart shaped leaves.

Mixed Beds

The plants described above are going to do best in a full sun to part shade spot. Of course, there are many other types of plants, both annuals and perennials, that would do well in those same locations as well.

The great thing about mixed planting is that it allows for a plant to be in its happy space, growing, blooming, and fertilizing without being overwhelmed by a large, thirsty plant like a sunflower.

When I’m building a mixed bed, the aim is to have a mix of plants that have similar flowering times, but are in different stages of growth or maturity. So, the goal is to keep a balance between something that is still growing (maybe a perennial) and something that’s already blooming.

This means I’ll try to include some plants with shorter flowering times so that I can enjoy them longer before they’re done, and some plants that have longer flowering times so that I can enjoy them in more seasons.

I’ll also consider the height of each plant, and try to include taller plants in the mix to provide good structure.

The end result is that I’ll have lots of fresh blooms year round without having to water or fertilize in the process.

How Do I Plant a Mixed Bed?

There are two main ways to plant a mixed bed. Either I dig a hole big enough for each plant to go in or I use some type of container to hold each plant.

If I use a container, that container can be anything I have at hand: a garbage can, a milk jug, a pot with a drain hole, a pail, or a flower pot.

Whatever it is, I’ll make sure the pot has holes on either the bottom and top, as that will let water drain out, and I’ll also make sure the top of the container is level with the surface of the ground or a container.

Now I just need to place the plants in the holes, making sure that the top of the hole is an inch or two above the pot’s rim. You don t want the plants to have water running through them because the plants will rot if they sit in water.

That leaves the plants covered with a good layer of soil, then I can either plant a hole around each plant for them to grow in or I can place them all in a single hole to grow in.

Either way works, but if I have lots of containers and plant holes to go around, that can be a time consuming process.

When should I Plant a Mixed Bed?

There’s no hard and fast rule on when I should plant a mixed bed, because it depends on what sort of plants I m growing and how much I expect them to grow.

If I expect them to grow long and strong, then I ll plant them closer together, giving them about 6-10 inches (15-25 cm) between plants. If I m growing plants that like some space between them, then I ll space them farther apart, giving them anywhere from 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) between plants.

I’ll never put my plants too close together in an all-mixed bed, though. I want to have enough room between them to water, enjoy my harvest, and even to enjoy the harvest.

I also like to give my plants some daylight to enjoy, and I like to give myself some easy access to harvest the majority of my plants. So if I m planning to have a 12- to 18-inch (30-46 cm) gap between plants, I ll plant them with the tall plants in the middle. If I m planting the tall plants on the outside, I ll have a six-inch (15 cm) gap between plants. That leaves me space on the inside to grow the short plants on the edge of the bed.

Some people think that a mixed bed is messy because it s filled with plants that have different heights and widths. To me, it s just a way to make harvesting easy.

Some growers find themselves growing more of a mixed bed to save space, but that isn t for me. I love the idea of space. I find that growing more room between plants is easier for me, and I enjoy the space more.

What do you think? Do you like to grow mixed beds, or do you like to grow more space between your plants? How do you decide which plants to plant in which beds? Let me know in the comments below.

Also, what other reasons do you use to grow in a mixed bed?

P.S. To see the other topics in this series, click on the links below.

Thank you for letting me grow this series with you, and thank you for letting me grow all your crops! I appreciate it more than you know.

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