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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Apr 10, 2013 9:46 AM CST
Pictures from this morning,They speak for themselves Hurray! Hurray!
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The picture above is a close up of some patches that have come back after dying back this winter.I was trying to cover a stump by making it look like a big clump of sedum but as you will see in these pictures i am going to have to add more.
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One reason i wanted to cover the stump is because of the proximity of it to my rock garden.Thinking once it got established i could remove the rock around it and work it into the sedum & semp bed next to it.
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What should i feed sedum with especially the stringy sedum or groundcover.I thought it was Sedum 'sarmentosum' but not positive. Whistling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 3:56 PM CST

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Yes, it is S. sarmentosum. A great sedum.
You might be surprised at how fast that stump will be covered over this spring.
And WOW, just look at the start your other sedum are off to. You are way ahead of my area of the U.S.
That rock garden is going to be wonderful. Good job Jelinda. Hurray!
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 10, 2013 4:18 PM CST
I was very impressed with how many little ones are on the 'blue spruce' it was only a couple of pieces last fall. You can see the difference in the 'Angelina' i just planted next to it recently. Thumb of 2013-04-10/jojoe/ce0e0d
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 5:03 PM CST

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Also watch carefully for tiny seedling from the Blue Spruce. It reseeds readily. Did yours bloom last year?
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 11, 2013 2:36 PM CST
Joe, you asked about feeding. I usually feed my sucs an organic food at low dosages. But if you go with the commercial stuff at the store, at least half the dosage suggested on the label. I use food that I can put into my water, but if you added soil that already has food, then you don't need to do further feeding.
Anybody else has suggestions for Jojoe?
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 11, 2013 9:18 PM CST
Jojoe I see you have a garden gnome too huh!! What a cute photo! Didn't even look at the plants, I was trying to see what your grand baby was up to! She seems so busy in this photo! Helping grams in the garden! Rolling on the floor laughing
Bev I do agree with you! That sounds smart! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 12, 2013 8:23 AM CST

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She is meticulously placing gravel. Big Grin
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 12, 2013 9:24 AM CST
Lynn,you are correct so has a handful of pea gravel from the bed she thinks looks better outside the bed.She has been walking about a month so she has a lot to do!!! Hurray! Hurray! She pets the semps,she takes one finger & pets each leaf,which is better than my DGS who removes all leaves. Whistling Whistling

I was specifically think about how to give that stump a boost.I did empty a watering can of superthrive over it.Maybe that will help,the Sedum just seems to be growing a lot slower than whats in the bed.But it's a stump,the tree was cut winter before last so no decaying material yet.I added compost around it and over it but we had so much rain from Dec.-Feb. that i think 3 months of rain could have washed away a lot.I was hoping it would get well enough established to remove the rocks around it. It died back this winter something i didn't realize it was going to do,that may make it difficult to accomplish what i want.Maybe if i added an evergreen Sedum ground cover it would have growth on it in winter & both in summer.Is one of the darker ones like 'voodoo' or 'dragons blood' an evergreen or do they all die back in the winter.
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I would like to make this a part of the bed.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 12, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Jojoe, I love the way it looks semi planted!! It also has a cool shape! I tip my hat to you. Your gbaby is really cute! I love how busy they can be, sounds like she has your green thumb!! nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 12, 2013 3:40 PM CST

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I love the roots spiraling out from the trunk. Most of the ground type hardy sedum go at least semi dormant during winter.
Sedum album and S. 'Angelina' are both everygreen here in my zone 8.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 12, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Also I bet S.blue spruce would be too!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 12, 2013 10:27 PM CST

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My Blue Spruce seems to go semi-dormant in the winter.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 12, 2013 10:33 PM CST
valleylynn said:My Blue Spruce seems to go semi-dormant in the winter.

That's odd Lynn, mine has been growing like crazy all winter! I hadn't expected it to, so this was a pleasant surprise!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 12, 2013 10:35 PM CST

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I think it's because we had such a mild winter this year.
Will working out in the long bed today, I found a kazillion seedling from one of the sedum and a few semp/jovi seedling that are just now germinating. Blinking
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 13, 2013 9:53 AM CST
S.'John Creech' dies back to huh ? Well guess i will just have to wait for it to come back every spring.Don't know how else to keep it hid.I wish it wasn't so close to where i put the bed but i will figure something out.My S.'Blue Spruce' grew some this winter but it & S.'Angelina' don't die back.I don't know how that would work during the growing season,i think the stringy sedum may choke out S.'blue Spruce' & 'Angelina'???
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 13, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Jojoe, I doubt it, they will easily grow with, into and around each another, its going to be so pretty! I'm waiting for mine to grow larger, even though they have already grown since I planted them, in Feb.!! Hurray!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 14, 2013 12:29 AM CST
I agree with what Greg said. I also like the "let's push up against our neighbor" look. More natural.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 14, 2013 8:37 AM CST

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I agree
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 14, 2013 9:28 AM CST
Ok' I'm going to put some S. 'Angelina' in or around/on the stump.I do have some i haven't found a place for yet.It is now spoken for.

Lynn, a while back i think you asked me if my 'blue spruce' flowered last year.It didn't i was rooting the few pieces i started out with last year.Hope they will this year.When do they bloom spring or fall?
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 14, 2013 3:35 PM CST
It'll look good Jojoe! I think sedums usually bloom in summer I tip my hat to you.
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