About the Vertical Walls



We used Selaginella moss generously loaned by T&L Nursery in Redmond for the side walls. The specific varieties are:

Name Description
Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ The golden one, with a loose habit
Selaginella kraussiana ‘Brownii’ The dark one, with a tight habit

We used the Color Max Etera Sedum Tiles against the back wall. They were generously loaned to us by Northwest Horticulture, a Wholesale Perennial Grower in Mount Vernon. The varieties are detailed below.

Name Description
Sedum acre ‘Aurea’ Fast grower, good for quick fill-in, bright color both in flowers and with chartreuse foliage, can be aggressive.
Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’ Basic in green roofs, widely used, fast growth, good for low fill-in, green summer foliage turns deep red in winter, topped with attractive coral-pink flowers in early summer, recommended.
Sedum album ‘Orange Ice’ Selected for orange-colored winter foliage.
Sedum ‘Weighenstephaner Gold’ Attractive, commonly used, very good for year round interest and color, strong flowering, deep orange to red winter color.
Sedum kamtschaticum ‘Variegatum’ Cream variegation combined with yellow flowers and orange flower stems make this very colorful when in bloom. Tough as the green form of the same species.
Sedum reflexum ‘Blue Spruce’ Upright, blue foliage, yellow flowers, widely used, good for contrast in mixes.
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ Excellent plant for color, charteuse foliage brightens green mixes, and turns shades of orange in winter, recommended.
Sedum spurium ‘Green Mantle’ Coarse green foliage, semi-evergreen, lighter flowering habit, good for shade.
Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’ Strong grower, widely adapted, one of the more widely used green roof sedums. Heavy display of pink flowers in summer.
Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’ One of the best red foliaged sedums, stays red all year round.
Sedum spurium ‘Summer Glory’ Dark pink flowers distinguish this cultivar of Sedum spurium. Like other spuriums, it is tough, and reliable.
Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’ Good color from tricolored foliage, best used as short term accent.

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JANUARY – Suzanne Ferris – The Oku Stone

Suzanne Ferris

The Oku Stone

January 18, 2010, 7 – 9 pm

Suzanne Ferris shared her photographic impressions of Paul Smith and Julie King’s respective gardens. Both Paul and Julie share an interest in antipodeal (southern hemisphere) plants. Both use many of the same plants but in different contexts.

SEPTEMBER – Mary Ellen Asmundson – Sensational Saxifrages for the Garden

Mary Ellen Asmundson

Sensational Saxifrages for the Garden

Monday, September 21st, 2009, 7 – 9 pm

The lecture covered the highlights of the complex genus, Saxifraga, and why it became one of my favorite group of plants. I had a powerpoint slide show illustrating saxifrages growing in gardens, in pots, and in alpine habitats. I talked about how to grow and propagate saxifrages.

Photo credit: Mary Ellen Asmundson
Saxifraga longifolia