Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Semps as 'wedding favours'?

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JackB
Jun 17, 2012 8:49 PM CST
I've been growing semps for a number of years, eventually turning to selling them through mail order/horticulural societies etc. In March this year I received a potential order (125!) for a wedding in early April. Even in our southerly part of Ontario, the weather in March is too cold to do much meaningful gardening. I do keep quite a number already potted outside under sheets of glass, so thought it would be an interesting challenge to see if they could be 'warmed up" to look attractive enough in time for the wedding. We have a large east-facing window in the house, and a good set of winows on the west. So for about 20?or so days I moved 7 flats (18 pots in each from east to west and back again. Good arm exercise! Results as shown, and bride-to-be happy with results...
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goldfinch4
Jun 18, 2012 1:27 AM CST

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Wow Jack, I can certainly see why the bride-to-be was happy! Those are some beautiful, full pots of semps. Thumbs up I've also found that with adequate lighting they will do well inside temporarily.
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valleylynn
Jun 18, 2012 7:40 AM CST

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Great photos Jack. That is a lot of semps to move everyday. Your arms must be in very good shape. : )
I can see some that are already coloring up, they must feel like they went on vacation, to Florida. : )
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critterologist
Sep 10, 2012 6:59 AM CST
Those pots are beautiful -- colorful, and full! I happened to notice the thread title, and I was thinking... hmm, I suppose you could give everybody a potted "hen," and most would survive & grow, because semps are tough... I wasn't envisioning your beauties!
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valleylynn
Sep 10, 2012 8:46 AM CST

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How are things going for you Jack. Haven't heard from you in awhile.

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