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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 12, 2013 11:16 PM CST

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I was fascinated to see how the different sempervivum handle heavy frost in the raised beds.
I took these photos this morning.
Hart 8, with very smooth waxy leaves which seem to repel most of the frost.
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Raureif with cilia lining the leaves.


Neida with heavy cilia covering the leaves. Just look at the frost it gathers.

Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jan 13, 2013 12:44 PM CST


But how will they look in a few weeks? Will the cold cause die back?

I'm all ears!

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 13, 2013 3:36 PM CST

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Nope, no die back with semps. They love the winter cold, as long as there is no drying wind. Calm and cold is what we have.
Another day of 'Land of the frost.'. It is beautiful outside, as long as I am indoors. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jan 13, 2013 4:00 PM CST

Please document their pictures again in 3-4 weeks. It is not that I do not believe you but seeing is believing. Oh me of little faith Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 13, 2013 4:02 PM CST

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Come on, I know you are FILLED with faith.
Well, maybe not in the sempervivum department. Whistling
Oh ye of little faith, you'll see. If I forget, please remind me to go take new photos.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jan 13, 2013 9:30 PM CST


I sent myself an email... hope it stays up front and doesn't get buried. nodding


Name: Diana
Willamette Valley
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Greenfield
Jan 13, 2013 10:24 PM CST
My Winter Wonderland Today

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 13, 2013 11:59 PM CST

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Marilyn, don't you have a calendar with your email program? It is wonderful for giving reminders, sent right to your email. Thumbs up

Wow, Diana that is a wonderful frosted semp photo. Just look at the build up of all those tiny crystals. Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 22, 2013 10:45 PM CST
I'm a bit delayed in replying but Diana your photo is totally beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! Thumbs up
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 23, 2013 12:58 AM CST

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It sure is. I love the way the ice crystals have formed such lovely shapes.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 23, 2013 1:23 AM CST
Your photos also Lynn are so dramatic! I love them! Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 23, 2013 9:28 AM CST

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Thank you Greg.
Diana lives in a hilly area a few miles outside town, so gets some really beautiful frost.

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twitcher
Jan 23, 2013 12:34 PM CST
Love the frost on Diana's pic. I must confess to be worried about my semps this year. A week ago we had temps as high as 67 F and completely lost all the snow cover. Last night it was 0 F. While the plants love the cold, that's a bit extreme without the snow cover. Can't wait for spring or some real snow to protect the plants.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 23, 2013 12:37 PM CST

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My goodness twit. Is that usual weather for your area? That is some fluctuation in temps.
I think Chris had that happen.
We are in what is considered unseasonably cold weather for this time of year.

I'm with you, ready for spring.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 23, 2013 7:35 PM CST
Twit - I hope it sounds worse than it is! Sending good thoughts your way! Smiling
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 24, 2013 1:33 AM CST

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Yes Twit, we had mid-40s last weekend and all the snow melted. Then we had 3 days in a row of temps no warmer than 8 deg. during the days, down to -10 at night with windchills at 40 below zero. I'm worried about mine too!
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jan 24, 2013 5:14 PM CST
We too are getting swings in temps, from below zero to 60s today... Supposed to return to seasonal norms of 40s and 50s early next week, maybe even some snow. We need the moisture.

These are not real good pictures but they were taken today

Dead as a door nail

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Nothing seems to killl this Rubin
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Not sure the Griggs surprise and oddity will make it

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A tiny bit of green on this sedum
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And so the waiting continues ..................................................... Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.


Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 24, 2013 5:57 PM CST
Marilyn, you never know until spring Sticking tongue out your first photo is exactly how one of mine looked and its coming back!!
There's always hope :)
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Jan 24, 2013 6:14 PM CST

Thanks for the hope!! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

Will try to be patient and see what spring brings.

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 24, 2013 6:58 PM CST

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Hurray! Marilyn, Marilyn, can you hear me?
The first photo is showing a hint of life in the center. I think Greg is right, this spring it will regenerate. Hurray!
As will the sedum. Be sure if it has been dry to give them a drink of water. Don't let them parish from dehydration.
Both Grigg's Surprise and Oddity fine. Be careful this spring that they just don't reach out and grab you from pure exuberance of life. Big Grin

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