This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Visitors to the Chiswick Gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society will perceive that Mr. Barron has used this most useful Winter and Spring decorative plant in a very serviceable way by employing it as a carpet to Irish Yews, Thuja aurea, and other plants of a similar character which surround the rockwork. The Sedum flourishes in such a position, and the April showers alternating with bursts of warm sunshine cause the Stonecrop to flash up with an unwonted brilliancy of color. The dense deep green of the Irish Yew appears to assume a deeper tone against the golden ground below it. One wonders this charming Sedum is so seldom met with. Were it now introduced for the first time it would no doubt become very popular. - Gardener's Chronicle.