Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: succulent wall art---perfect project for kids

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Mar 22, 2013 2:09 PM CST
Many of you have made these also.

I did this project with my son's second grade class---a great garden project for kids. The kids did 100% of the planting. My son's class has 12 students, so there were 4 students working on each one. It took us about 90 minutes. We made 3 total.

These just sold at our fund raising auction/gala for $1000 for the set.

Frames came from Flora Grubb gardens, and measure 20x20 inches each. I kept them flat in my heated greenhouse for 3 months before the auction. I also overseeded them with semps that had gone to seed from my yard.

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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Mar 22, 2013 2:13 PM CST
Very pretty. Looks simple enough that a beginner could do it.
Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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Eviesmummy
Mar 22, 2013 3:04 PM CST
They are fab, Lovey dubby the children did a great job!
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 22, 2013 3:53 PM CST
What a great idea for a fundraiser. Love those auctions.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 22, 2013 3:57 PM CST
I agree Great idea and looks good!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 22, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Excellent job!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 22, 2013 6:28 PM CST

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Wow, Stephanie those are wonderful. I imagine those children are feeling very proud of what they did. A great memory for each to carry through life, working towards a financial goal. Thumbs up
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 23, 2013 12:23 AM CST
Beautiful they are! Sticking tongue out
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 23, 2013 5:48 AM CST

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Very nice, and an excellent fund raiser idea. My sisters high school band (she's the director) has a huge fundraiser every year and I always give her things made from semps. Living pictures, topiaries, wreaths, etc. and they're always a big hit.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 23, 2013 8:57 AM CST
Wow, Chris. So, must keep you mighty busy but keeping it semple (semplicity) Thumbs up
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 23, 2013 9:43 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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 23, 2013 10:07 AM CST

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Hilarious!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 23, 2013 8:12 PM CST
Thumbs up
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