Friday, October 5, 2012

October Flower & Plant

The October Birth Flower is the Calendula (Marigold). The meaning is sorrow or sympathy. The Sign of the zodiac and dates are Libra - September 24 - October 23. The birthstone is the Opal.
The characteristics of Libra are charming, perceptive, diplomatic, pleasant and refined.

Sedum are succulent plants adapted to dry conditions. The thick fleshy leaves store water. Low mat forming species often have a wide variety of leaf and flower color, and are great for rock gardens, or groundcovers even on hot, dry slopes. Taller species have beautiful fall color, give wonderful color in borders. All sedums are nice in containers. Full sun, (partial shade for some cultivars). Well-drained, ordinary soil. Very drought-tolerant. No fertilizer needed. Divide anytime, best in early spring. Very large plants that need staking should be divided. Cutting back stems in spring if you like to see the flower heads poke through the snow.October Flower & Plant

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