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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jun 26, 2013 10:52 AM CST
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Just accidentally overturned a newly planted pot of semps.

This reminded me of one of the things I love about them.

They are unfazed by most things, and insults, which could kill a lesser species, don't touch them!

I repotted and watered well....
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 26, 2013 10:55 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! Let's hear it for the tough little guys! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 26, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up This is so true! I especially love when you find a chick weeks later buried and they're just "hanging out" waiting for you to tip them back up and brush em off and replant them Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jun 26, 2013 11:05 AM CST
Yes Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 26, 2013 11:07 AM CST
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Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2013 11:09 AM CST

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I agree Hurray! Hurray! Yeah for the tough little semps. Lovey dubby
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jun 26, 2013 11:14 AM CST
Extolling the virtues of the Sempervivum!!

Some that come to mind are:

Fantastic seasonal color changes

Fantastic reproductive ability

Toughness under many adverse conditions


I know everyone has more to add. Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2013 11:19 AM CST

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Beautiful blooms that provide nectar for many types of bees. Hurray!

Easy to go on vacation without worry. Hurray!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 26, 2013 1:45 PM CST

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Don't take up much garden space.

Do well in many hardiness zones.

Work well with crafts.

Easy to ship.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 26, 2013 2:06 PM CST
* CHEAP *
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 26, 2013 2:16 PM CST
webesemps said:* CHEAP *


Unless you buy the by the dozens. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Jun 27, 2013 12:06 AM CST
Also... pest free?
Winter interest?
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jun 27, 2013 8:37 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Jun 27, 2013 8:38 AM CST
ALL great reasons!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Love what you teach and teach what you love!
Name: Mark
South Paris, Maine (Zone 5a)
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markb
Jun 27, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Some will grow on a surface with half and inch of soil and can be forgotten and left out of a pot for a month or more and will come back to life with a little care.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 27, 2013 12:42 PM CST

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Hurray!
Comes in different sizes.
Comes in different colors.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jun 27, 2013 12:55 PM CST
They like to live any old place.

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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
Jun 27, 2013 12:57 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray!
This is getting to be quite a list. Hurray! Lovey dubby
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Jun 27, 2013 2:09 PM CST
Drought tolerant and yet thornless.
Don't need pruning unless you consider plucking off too many offsets.
Don't reseed everywhere, or if they do, they don't have a nasty taproot that makes them hard to pull up.
Very very easy to clean up the bed in the spring.
Do just fine in a pot.

I have a lot of gardens with other plants that I put in 25 years ago that I wish I hadn't because they are too much work and/or take too much water.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Jun 27, 2013 2:26 PM CST

Don't have to dead head.
Low water needs
Great in xeriscape (is that the same thing:-))
Never ending varieties

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