Photo for the Tribune by Nina A. Koziol
June 12, 2008
Celebration of succulents
Scintillating scene: Jam-packed with sedums, this gorgeous cement trough is one of the many fun elements that Craig Bergmann Landscape Design created for the lovely Litowitz Garden in Glencoe. The variety of colors and textures makes for an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind container that needs little watering or maintenance. (This garden is featured on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days walk " from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27. For ticket information, call 888-842-2442)
DIY: Purchase a similar trough or long, shallow container with drainage holes. Fill it with soil-less potting mix (available at the garden centers) and choose a variety of sedums, especially low-growing varieties that will trail over the edges. Keep the container watered until the plants are established and then water when the soil feels dry. Place it in a spot with full sun or light afternoon shade.