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Name: Glenn
Vancouver WA (Zone 8b)
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glenng
Mar 15, 2013 6:32 PM CST
Sorry I've been absent so long, friends. I was diagnosed with cancer back in September and have had a bit more on my plate than usual. Three surgeries and 6 weeks of radiation later, I am finally back home in the beautiful PNW just in time for spring.
Despite my total lack of care for things growing outside this winter, The only casualties I noticed among the succulent and semps were two plants that managed to get in a spot where they stayed completely dry for 5 months...a I think one of them might pull through in the end. The semps I had planted from seed are still going. They didn't grow much over the fall/winter, but I think they were only watered 4-5 times. They're small but look very healthy. The end result of the planting by seed experiment netted about a dozen or so plants from an original planting of about 300 seeds. Despite the low germination rate, it was fun, and I'm excited to see how these babies grow up.
Assuming my health improves enough over the next month, my wife and I are planning on attending the breeding workshop at the end of April. Looking forward to meeting a few of you fine folks there!
I'll be posting photos of my semp seedlings soon. :)
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 15, 2013 7:50 PM CST
Welcome back and hope you are feeling better!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 16, 2013 12:09 AM CST
Thanks for sharing and glad to hear you will be up and around and going down to attend the workshop. Enjoy and take care.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 16, 2013 7:24 AM CST

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Hi Glenn, so sorry to hear about your cancer. Crying Wow, three surgeries is a lot since then, and I know radiation treatments are brutal. Praying you are in remission and will remain there.

It is good to see you here again. You were missed. Even though I won't be able to make it to Kevin's workshop, I'm sure you'll have fun with all the great people from here you'll be meeting.

Looking forward to seeing your "baby" pictures!
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Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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Eviesmummy
Mar 16, 2013 9:46 AM CST
Sorry, to hear that you've been ill, but wishing you a speedy return to full health x
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2013 2:14 PM CST

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Hurray! Glenn, am I ever glad to see you back. I am so glad to hear you made it back for the beginning of spring, such a time of promise here in the beautiful Willamette Valley.
I didn't realize you had such a tough time to go through and hope that you are in remission and it will never return.
I look forward to meeting both you and your wife at the clinic. It is a lovely place, with seating, so don't worry if you don't have all your energy back by the end of April. I will be there to assist in any way I can. Group hug
Name: Glenn
Vancouver WA (Zone 8b)
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glenng
Mar 16, 2013 6:35 PM CST
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to getting back to playing in the dirt soon. Green Grin!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2013 7:16 PM CST

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Can't wait for a nice long stretch of warm dry weather. What a great way to heal, just soaking up all that sunshine. Big Grin
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 17, 2013 10:14 PM CST
Hi Glenn, I too am planning to be at the clinic and second Lynn's words that I can help in whatever way I can! Understand if you feel you're not up to it, but hope that you're able to make it! Be well and good to see you on here again! Group hug
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