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Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Jun 18, 2013 7:49 PM CST
Hello Everyone!!!!

I have missed you all so so much! Ive just been a super busy girl here the last couple months. I moved into my new house and have been unpacking and gardening every day since. Before I was so worried about having an area to plant my semp bed and now I have it...... (Note: A BIG work in progress)

So many have helped me by sending me semps! Thank you all. I have a lot to update you guys on but here are some pic's of my new semp bed. This bed had at least a few hundred rocks (some boulders) along with weeds that needed to come out before we could do anything with it.

Here is a before pic of the bed...not a great shot but you can kind of see how much crapola was in there that needed to come out...
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Here is my new SEMP BED!!! Hurray! Hurray!
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Some closeups...
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For the plant markers we used these alluminum paint brushes, took the bristles off, and take a hammer to flatten them out. I used my dad's dymo label maker and attached the names on the markers...


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Thats what I have so far! They are all doing great! Next I will post the empty beds so you guys can help me figure out what to do with them Thumbs up Group hug


Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Jun 18, 2013 8:02 PM CST
Here are my empty beds and some pic's of my new house. Let me know if you have any idea's of what could go in the beds. Thumbs up Im so super excited to be able to finally plant these. I am still busy unpacking the house and whatnot but I do yard work daily so it should get finished real quick.

The whole backyard was all weeds so we killed those and the just put down the grass seed.
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Here is a stump (came with the house) YAY!
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Front

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Walkway from the front to the backyard which has a wooden gate.
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PS: Look at what my wonderful hubby made for me on Saturday while I was unpacking!!! He's so talented: Lovey dubby

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 18, 2013 8:27 PM CST
Love you new semp bed and stump. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Looks like you could do about anything in those beds. What a fabulous house! Enjoy making it your home. Beautiful hardwood floors!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 18, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Looking great Jackie!

I have so much for you! My car will be packed on Saturday when we meet up!
Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 18, 2013 9:37 PM CST

What a great landscape you have to work you magic on. It looks great!! Hurray! Hurray!

Congratulations, know it will be even better as time goes by. Keep us posted. Group hug

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 18, 2013 10:20 PM CST

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Jackie, I am so excited for you. Hurray! Hurray!
I love your house, and look at that beautiful green lawn. Better yet, look at all those areas to plant in. With awesome rocks to use. Lovey dubby
Oh yes, I too love the hardwood floors. And the bed that your hubby made you. Hurray!
Your new semp bed looks amazing. By this time next year it will be well on it's way to filling up with new generations of semps. Hurray!
You have been very busy.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 18, 2013 10:31 PM CST
Congrats on your new humble abode, Jackie! Well it was about time you got that growing space you've always wanted!!

Love the size and health of your "Michigandease(?)" Semps!

And just one suggestion for you to try on the new bed or any other bed: DELOSPERMA

You know there's a delosperma thread on the semp forum somewhere to take a gander at!

Thanks for sharing all your good fortune and good endeavors that turned out beautiful with us...and Welcome! to your new HOME!
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Jun 18, 2013 11:22 PM CST
I agree Hurray! it's always fun to plant a new garden!! Local nurseries should give you some inspiration and ideas for your area.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 18, 2013 11:33 PM CST

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How exciting to start new gardens with a clean slate! Wonderful home and landscape!
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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Jun 19, 2013 1:35 AM CST
Oh Jackie! Your semp bed looks AMAZING Lovey dubby You've cerainly put a lot of hard work into it I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the garden, your new home is in a beautiful location, oh and the house isn't to shabby either!! Lovey dubby
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mick64
Jun 19, 2013 5:02 AM CST
I like the stump ,put some semps innit... Hurray!

a nice start... Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2013 7:56 AM CST

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Great idea Mick. Semps would be great in that stump. Hurray!

Or delosperma. Not sure how it would do growing in a stump?
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 19, 2013 8:08 AM CST
Jackie, I am brining you some Delosperma Stardust that I winter sowed.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2013 9:09 AM CST

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Hurray! Yeah, so they are hardy in your area. Hurray!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 19, 2013 10:13 AM CST
Some Delosperma are and some are not. Some are one year and not the next. It is a crap shoot. But I winter sowed quite a bit of Stardust. I will put it in several different spots and see what happens.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2013 10:35 AM CST

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Looking forward to seeing how it does. Have the seedlings bloomed yet? If so, did they bloom with the same flower as Stardust?

Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 19, 2013 10:43 AM CST
No the seedlings haven't bloomed yet. I have never seen Stardust bloom so I have nothing to compare it to. The seed pack said it was hardy to zone 6. I'm not even sure if it will bloom this year. But it sure is cool looking. Starts out like two fingers in a peace sign!
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Jun 19, 2013 11:28 AM CST
I know that was on my want list so I am super excited that Jennifer is bringing me some Stardust!!! Yay!!! I will responsibility more later when I get home. For some reason this site doesnt work to great on my phone lol
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2013 11:37 AM CST

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I just looked it up. What a beautiful violet/blue color it is. And it blooms all growing season. Hurray!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 19, 2013 12:04 PM CST
Somehow I doubt it really is as blue as the pictures Sticking tongue out

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