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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 5, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Peter, this Sempervivum 'Sha'uri' is stunning.
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banker07
Sep 6, 2013 1:02 AM CST
unfortunately this colour doesn't come out every year :-(
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 6, 2013 1:05 AM CST
Spectacular color!!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 3:45 AM CST
Peter, what kind of conditons tend to bring that intensity of color?
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banker07
Sep 6, 2013 11:00 AM CST
a lot of dry sun in the early spring - rain only once a week for 1-2 hours;

that's the weather we had in 2008 in north-germany Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 11:21 AM CST
That is what seems to bring the best spring colors here also.
Do you get much snow?
Name: Peter Dieckmann
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banker07
Sep 6, 2013 11:28 AM CST
not in that year; in 2008 the temperatures were gentle the whole winter and there was nearly no snow;

in the last 3 years we had a lot of snow until april; the temperatures came down to -20 Grad Celsius; and the spring-sun came later and lower...
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 11:32 AM CST
Wow, that is really cold, for us that would be -4°F. Very cold indeed. I think our lowest this winter was in the high teens, -7C for you.

We had one of our wettest spring on record this year, and no snow at all during the winter. It has been very different weather this entire year.
Name: Peter Dieckmann
Germany
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banker07
Sep 6, 2013 11:41 AM CST
semps and jovis love a big snow cover; last winter we had about 1 m on top of them; then they tolerate each temperature;

the winter before last we had -25 Grad Celsius without any snow and the week before thawing.....it cost me around 400 pots of semps :-(

but one year later all holes were stuffed :-)
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 11:45 AM CST
That would be heart wrenching. So glad you did not seem to lose entire varieties. You must be close to mountains?
My altitude is a little over 300 feet, or about 92 m.
Our winters are usually pretty mild.
Name: Peter Dieckmann
Germany
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banker07
Sep 6, 2013 11:50 AM CST
I'm closed to the coast and there is no higher hill then 250 m all around ;-)

if you search for "Rostock/Germany" on Google Maps - that's near by to me;
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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
Sep 6, 2013 12:12 PM CST
So no high mountains.
I looked it up, what a beautiful place. I love the buildings and rows of homes. Lovey dubby

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