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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Jan 11, 2013 2:14 PM CST
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. The only sedum I've ever grown up until this fall was Autumn Joy. Since then I've bought 2 others. Here's my problem: my AJ is in a pot and is starting to grow and I have another, Sedona, in the ground and it's doing the same thing because of our mild winter so far. Should I cover them with pine straw so that they don't get nipped by our frequent freezes? Cold weather will return. Confused
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jan 11, 2013 3:35 PM CST
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Like these? I took these a few weeks ago.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 11, 2013 6:02 PM CST

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I think it is normal for them to do that way Deebie. They will just sit there until winter is over. I have never covered mine, and never had a late freeze do them damage.
We would love to see photos of yours peeking through the soil. Hurray!
This is S. 'Chocolate Drop' peaking up in December. It went through snow, rain, freezing rain, frozen ground, thawing again and freezing again.
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This is what it looked like in Feb. with more freezing and thawing
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March, with still some freezing and thawing
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Finally, no more freezing. Here it is in May
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jan 11, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Lovey dubby That is a beautiful container Lynn.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 11, 2013 7:40 PM CST

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Thank you Julia. It was one I found at a yard sale. An inexpensive terra cotta pot painted with some kind of flat yellow paint. It's held up for two years so far. Hope it makes it through this year.
The little Johnny Jump Up just appeared on it's own.
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Deebie
Jan 11, 2013 8:28 PM CST
Thanks for the reassurance Lynn and Springcolor. That is exactly what mine is doing. Now to find my camera . . . Whistling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 11, 2013 9:01 PM CST

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Hurray! Oh, photos. Big Grin
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springcolor
Jan 11, 2013 11:42 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 12, 2013 12:27 AM CST

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I suppose we will have to be patient, until the sun comes up in the moring. Whistling
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Jan 12, 2013 12:43 AM CST
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 12, 2013 3:16 AM CST
Hurray! Deebie, you will get hooked. nodding

Nice pictorial of 'Chocolate Drop', Lynn. I luv the coloration of that one. Green Grin!
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SongofJoy
Jan 12, 2013 3:19 AM CST
Sedum 'Neon'

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 12, 2013 10:17 AM CST

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I love Neon, it is one of the shorter upright type sedum. The bloom color is lovely.
Great photos Tee. Do you keep a cover over it in winter?
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 12, 2013 10:33 AM CST
No, I don't. I did the first year and it sent up new stems early which is what I expected might occur. Sort of like a mini-greenhouse (without heat).
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 12, 2013 10:53 AM CST

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That's what I was thinking. Do you get a lot of snow?
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 12, 2013 11:05 AM CST
Last year we got hardly any. Year before we got quite a bit.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 12, 2013 1:54 PM CST

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Your snow looks similar to ours, heavy and wet. We may only get snow once in winter, and not much.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jan 12, 2013 2:08 PM CST

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Welcome Deebie!! I'm looking forward to your pictures too!
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Sherri
Jan 12, 2013 5:05 PM CST
That chocolate drop looks sweet! I don't have that one yet.
I think I "rescued" a bit of chocolate ball before we moved last summer. I'm not sure what pot it's in. Hopefully it will appear again.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 12, 2013 5:46 PM CST

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I have not had very good results with S. 'Chocolate Ball'. I have tried twice and it just seems to fizzle out on my. Sad
Not sure what I am doing wrong. Had the same experience with S. makinoi 'Ogon', but I am doing really well with S. makinoi 'Limelight'.

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