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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 24, 2013 8:15 PM CST
I realized that it was up to me to begin a new chat thread...it took me a few times of wondering where I should post "chat" stuff to "get" it nodding OK so now I have and here is the first thing I'm posting...the challenges of living in a zone too cold for the succulents I love! Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby Having to share my living space for the cold months of winter!

"winter storage" for all my bambinos...yes my apartment gets very full in winter!
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Cheers I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 24, 2013 11:35 PM CST
Wow, your electricity bill...you don't have to provide heat too, do you? Big Grin Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Nov 25, 2013 12:36 AM CST
Thumbs up Those look very happy. Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 25, 2013 12:43 AM CST
They seem happy too Julia! Bev - lucky for me, electricity is cheaper in Seattle (we have Seattle city light - mostly hydro electric!) nodding
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Nov 25, 2013 10:23 AM CST
It will be interesting to see what the one in the green pot will do over the years. Has some small arms coming up on the sides.
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 25, 2013 12:16 PM CST
Love your collection Greg. Have you ever thought about adding some little framed mirrors on the walls behind them. Angled out from the top and down the light might not glare back in your eyes, and it would show of the backside of your bambinos and double your collection! Just an idea to maybe play with.

Everything looks so healthy and alive! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 25, 2013 12:47 PM CST
Greg, did you hear that...you can "double your collection" thru the use of magical mirrors, said David! That way you don't have to take in any new "boarders"... Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 25, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Good idea! haha, yes I have been thinking about mirrors! I have one framed that I was going to paint, and so it sits, off the wall...waiting for me to do something with it!! nodding Someday soon! Whistling Hilarious!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 25, 2013 1:36 PM CST
Actually it doubles your lighting too and helps the back side. The Dollar tree has a great selection of little framed mirrors in the picture frame area too if you like a collection like look by grouping assorted smaller and larger ones instead of 1 large one, and all for 1 dollar! Smiling
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 25, 2013 5:50 PM CST
Nice indoor friends Greg! Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 25, 2013 6:16 PM CST
Thanks Tarev!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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a2b1c3
Nov 25, 2013 7:39 PM CST
the reason electricty and water are so cheap here is that the city owns large parts of the tolt and cedar rivers. They were never devoloped and although previously logged they are basicly wilderness now.
this is the cedar it is the water south of the Ship Canal

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the south fork of the tolt river is for north seattle

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No cactus in that forest
nodding

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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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Nov 26, 2013 5:37 PM CST
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 26, 2013 6:38 PM CST
Sedum in the first picture look so perfect!!!! nodding
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 26, 2013 7:17 PM CST
Tell us about that lake picture Mark? Is that one of yours? WoW!

Even if it isn't;...thanks for sharing it! Smiling

It reminds me of the kind of past pristine beauty that was captured in an old 50's movie like "North by Northwest"!
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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a2b1c3
Nov 26, 2013 7:27 PM CST
Nope but i thought it was a GOOD photo so i reposted it, it came from this site http://pauldorpat.com/washington-then-and-now/seattle-commun...
North by northwest is one of my fav movies after strangers on a train... for some reason those old movies allways make me want a cocktail and a smoke I'm all ears!
this is what the cascades look like by our cabin


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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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a2b1c3
Nov 26, 2013 7:29 PM CST
I am going to try to plant some hens and chicks up there next spring... the record low is like - 33 f so who knows how long they will last
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 26, 2013 7:56 PM CST
Breathtaking views, lucky you's! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.

What a place!
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 27, 2013 8:18 AM CST
Good luck getting your bambinos through the 'off season!' It's the same situation here, though it's supposed to be sunny, usually, even when cold outside. Not today!

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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Nov 27, 2013 12:47 PM CST
http://thesucculentsource.com/product/succulent-starters-ros...

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25 seems like a good deal...
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