Friday, December 18, 2009

Blooming Friday: Snow-covered Stonecrops

Hylotelephium spectabile (formerly known as Sedum spectabile) or showy stonecrops under the snow

Since yesterday we’ve been having a considerable amount of snow. Well, it would be officially winter time in three days, so I guess this is the welcome salvo of the cold season. And these are our Sedum spectabile (now classified as Hylotelephium spectabile) or showy stonecrop covered in snow.

They look like frozen deserts to me. I’m deliberating between cone-shaped ice pops (because of the dried stem) and snow cones. Or maybe I should just describe them as “snow popsicones”. And if I combine the term with it’s common name, we can call it “snowy showy stonecropsicones.” *winks*

In any case, I think they’re quite as interesting now as they were when they have their magnificent pink inflorescence in autumn. They’re hardy perennials but I just hope their roots won’t rot under the steady snow which we will probable have for some time. It would be a real shame if they die. They’re one of my preferred plants, not only because of the their autumn charm, but also they’re easy to care for.

Well, this is the last weekend before Christmas, so I wish everybody a nice time wrapping gifts and preparing for the holidays. Advance happy holidays!

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Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

I think they look very elegant, covered in snow! We're having a cold spell, but not much snow as yet. Hopefully though, we'll have a white Christmas for once.
Happy holidays!

lisaschaos said...

These are so beautiful! I just love how delicate snow can appear and how it can brighten up a gloomy scene. I love the snowcovered blooms!

Vilt og vakkert said...

You have the cold and snow too, can I ask, where do you live?
The “snowy showy stonecropsicones” are really beautiful!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Merry Christmas!

NatureFootstep said...

thais beautiful :)

andré said...

Nice snowy photos! I read that there's even snow in Nice now..!

BK said...

I certainly agree with you that they look like deserts. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

lareine said...

To everybody: Thanks for taking the time to drop by! I hope you all a great Christmas and a bright new year:)

To Vilt og vakkert: I'm in France.

To André: Yes, that's right! You can imagine the coldness here by thinking that it's snowing in Nice (which is where people go to have some sun in winter:)).

Makis said...

Nice snow popsicles!
Happy Holidays, Lareine!
Thanks for being a part of my blogsphere :)
Hope to meet you one day may it be in France or in the Philippines!

lareine said...

Makis! You too have a great holidays - a white Christmas in France and a tropical warm New Year in the Philippines! Who could ask for a better holidays, especially when they are spent with those dear to you?! :)

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