Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Looking for poems about sempervivum

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 18, 2013 7:37 PM CST

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J. heuffelii 'Blaze'
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I am looking for poems written by our members here at ATP
Must be about sempervivum, Jovibarba, and/or heuffelii.
Don't post your poem here in the thread, please send it to me via Tree-mail. They will all be put together in an article that will be used in March for the big Sempervivum Week.

I would also like to know what sempervivum/jovibarba/heffelii most inspired you to write your poem. Smiling
You can use your own photo or one from the database.
J. heuffelii 'Blaze'
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 19, 2013 1:01 AM CST
Ok, I'll be thinking of something Smiling
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 19, 2013 1:03 AM CST

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Hurray! YEAH!!!!!!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 19, 2013 2:15 AM CST
It may be past my bedtime but...what if we each came up with a line or 2 and put them together?
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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jan 19, 2013 7:05 AM CST
I will try and write one! Never tried writing a poem before being more of a painter, but I would assume that it is just a pretty, rhyming collage of words right?! :D This will be fun! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 19, 2013 8:54 AM CST

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Greg, I deleted your poem and pasted it to a Tree-mail sent to you. Big Grin

I forgot to tell all of you to send the poems to me by Tree-mail. I want to show case them for Sempervivum Week in March. So we want to keep them secret until the grand unveiling in March. Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 19, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Lynn I love your photo of 'Blaze' very nice! 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 19, 2013 3:21 PM CST

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Thank you Greg, thought I might add a photo so it was easier to find the thread in the list of threads.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 19, 2013 7:23 PM CST
While working on my green wall (photos in appropriate forum soon to come) Big Grin I've been thinking about the semp poem, I'm considering making it an homage to my grandpa, he is who influenced his daughter (my mother) as well as me. He was a person who had an amazing "green thumb" and I have always felt it was hereditary, since I wasn't a farmer (living in an urban area) yet I always loved plants. At 12 I realized that forsythia branches could be planted after being cut off the parent plant (so guess what surrounded our family yard after that - glad my parents liked them) Whistling
The homage part would be to tie this hereditary gardening gene, with the word "sempervivum" meaning forever living.
Just thought I'd share what I've been thinking of I tip my hat to you.
Anyone else??
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 19, 2013 7:25 PM CST

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Wow, that is sounding great Greg. How wonderful that you have memories like that about your grandfather. Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 19, 2013 7:32 PM CST
His roses were the talk of the neighborhood (my grandma used to take them to decorate their church) and I especially remember his hollyhocks! 6 feet tall with just amazing big blooms! Hurray!
This will be exciting Lynn!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jan 19, 2013 7:54 PM CST

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He would be very proud of you Greg. Group hug
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 19, 2013 8:09 PM CST
Thanks Lynn! I can't wait to see what people come up with for interesting articles and ideas! Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jan 19, 2013 8:34 PM CST

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Hurray! Yes. Hurray!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 20, 2013 1:22 AM CST
Hey Greg, this isn't about poems...I suck at poems. But your sharing about your family made me want to share with you that my grandfather was a chrysanthemum (sp?) farmer in Milpitas CA. And now whenever I put a chrysanthemum flower up to my nose I think of my grandfather because the palms of his hands always smelled of chrysanthemums. Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 20, 2013 2:21 AM CST
Bev that is such a cool memory! I like to have family memories like that, especially smells mixed with sights, they can be very profound! And gardening is so important for me! I only just renewed my indoor plants last year (except for one or 2 that are long time survivors!) but I've lived in my building almost 10 years and I've done so much around the yard, caring for and adding beds and plants, so I've kept my hands in the dirt, even when I was taking a "break" from plants Rolling on the floor laughing
Thanks for sharing Bev!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jan 20, 2013 7:00 AM CST
I want to make my poem show that I only have these plants as company in life and sometimes people are overrated and nasty, where as plants just accept you for who you are.xxx
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 20, 2013 9:03 AM CST

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I love reading about your memories Bev.
The scent of geraniums brings memories of both my grandmother and mom. My grandmother had a large steep bank covered with geramiums. In warm/hot weather the air would be permeated with the scent. I loved them. Also love the feeling of their soft fuzzy leaves.

Plants and pets, Pia. Big Grin

For all of you. Group hug
Name: Janet
Gilroy, CA
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imapigeon
Jan 20, 2013 12:05 PM CST
Lilacs do it for me----Grandma had a big bush in her back yard with a "glider" under it. In the early summer when it was in bloom it was my favorite place on earth!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 20, 2013 1:00 PM CST
Group hug I think we're gonna have a great semp week!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling

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