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Support Your Sempervivum Nurseries

By valleylynn
March 12, 2013

Where would we be without the nurseries that provide us with all the newest and latest varieties of Sempervivum? Trading is fun, but we need to remember to purchase from reputable nurseries in order to keep them in business.

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 12, 2013 12:50 AM CST
We all need this reminder so that we can help. Thanks for reminding.
You know Lynn, I thought you gave us the best semp pics a few days ago in the banner and then in the article and now there's even better pictures here (esp. Bernstein, that one speaks to me..). What else you got up your sleeve?
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 12, 2013 1:49 AM CST
Good tip Lynn!! Thumbs up
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 12, 2013 8:47 AM CST
Good morning Bev and Chris. I just realized that is had been published.

Oh Bev, there are many things up the collective sleeves of sempervivum lovers. So many varieties to yet be found and photographed by all of us. The database is filling up with everyones photos. I love going through the database. Lovey dubby
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Mar 19, 2013 8:46 AM CST
Excellent advice, Lynn - along with buying local and small, whenever possible. I'll pay a bit more at our local family nursery for a plant that is also at Lowes. They know my face and it's a pleasure to be greeted like that!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 19, 2013 1:00 PM CST
I totally agree with you Sheryl. But I do a fair amount of online ordering with specialty nurseries. I seldom will find the type plants they specialize in at local, full service nurseries.
So I do some of both. Smiling
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Mar 31, 2013 9:32 AM CST
Oh yeah, I'm with you.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 31, 2013 8:53 PM CST
What local nurseries do you have Sheryl? They would carry plants that we wouldn't normally see here in our nurseries.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Apr 1, 2013 12:41 PM CST
Oh, we have some really great ones - most of my faves are a bit of a drive, but.... Bach's Greenhouse Cactus Nursery, Desert Survivors are down in Tucson, so that's about 2.5 hours out, but worth it to see friends, too. Bakers Nursery closer to downtown Phoenix carries a lot of your more typical stuff along with the occasional really cool find, and that's my mainstay. I will stop at the "dead and dying" racks if I'm in Lowes looking for something else, but that's my limit.

Usually I get a lot from the our twice-yearly sale at the Desert Botanical Gardens. A little pricier, but you can find some really beautiful stuff that's not always available locally and it is for a good cause. And the Cactus and Succulent Society has their show and sale, coming up this week, woo hoo!!!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 1, 2013 11:54 PM CST
The specialty sales like your Desert Botanical Gardens are the best for finding great plant treasures.
Our Hardy Plant Sale is coming up the first week of May. I love that sale.
Sounds like you have a nice selection of nurseries to choose from.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Apr 2, 2013 4:01 PM CST
Yup, pretty fortunate. And for way-out-of-the-way stuff, there's always Annie's Annuals!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 2, 2013 8:36 PM CST
I have yet to order from Annie's Annuals. But I sure love the plants they have on their web site. Maybe this will be my year to order from them.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 2, 2013 8:46 PM CST
We have a Annie's in CA and they don't have sempervivums. I was going to stop on by on my way to our state capital but checked their website and they skip from sedum to senecio.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 2, 2013 9:44 PM CST
No sempervivum, but boy do they have other amazing plants.
Like this one:
http://www.anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/general/lst.gen.a...
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 2, 2013 9:54 PM CST
Yes, a real looker that is... Smiling Are you going to order that one? I'm saving up for a new scoocher...
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
Apr 2, 2013 9:55 PM CST
No, I would feel terrible if I killed it. Sad
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Apr 7, 2013 10:54 AM CST
Oh boy, did I blow the ol' budget at the CASS sale yesterday. No semps, but some really cool mammalaria and trichocereus (have you ever seen "Flying Saucer"? The blooms are bigger than my hand!).
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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
Apr 7, 2013 11:51 AM CST
Hurray! Oh wow. Sheryl you need to show us a photo. Hurray!
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Apr 7, 2013 12:25 PM CST
Actually, I guess I should stop hi-jacking your sempervivum thread~~~ *Blush* *Blush*
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Apr 7, 2013 12:49 PM CST
I would love to see photos Sheryl. After all you were supporting your local nursery by buying the plants. Big Grin
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Apr 9, 2013 9:06 AM CST
Well, good - you're encouraging me to get out there and get some pics taken! I will do it.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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