Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: André Smits - the great belgian breeder

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Name: Peter Dieckmann
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banker07
Feb 19, 2014 9:19 AM CST
Hi Semps-Fans all around;

who ever starts collecting cultivars of Sempervivum or Jovibarba notices that there are a lot of very nice ones from the belgian breeder André Smits;

André isn't online - no email, no internet; so it's heard to get direct contact;

but some of our users on sempervivum-liste.de has been there for a visit; a good semps-girlfriend has made a report about her visit and presents some lovely photos;

because of copyright I can't show the pictures here but you can take a look right here:

http://www.sempervivum-liste.de/node/27051

Peter
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goldfinch4
Feb 19, 2014 9:45 AM CST

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Wow, how incredible! I guess if you have that many semps it sure helps to be organized and keep records like he does. It would be so wonderful to be able to see his collections in person.... Thanks for sharing this Peter!
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springcolor
Feb 19, 2014 8:34 PM CST
I agree Would love to see that in person.
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valleylynn
Feb 23, 2014 9:07 PM CST

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Peter, thank you so much for that link. What an amazing place that would be to visit. Semp heaven. Lovey dubby

I understand some one is going to be making a visit this year to take photos?
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banker07
Feb 24, 2014 3:23 AM CST
Hi Lynn;

yes - Horst Diehm (german breeder) and Beatrix Bodmeier (most of my photos here are from her) will visit André in late spring to take photos of his cultivars;

Peter
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 24, 2014 8:21 AM CST

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I sure hope you will be able to share the photos with us. What a treasure house of semps he must have.
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mick64
Feb 24, 2014 10:37 AM CST
he is as mad as me... Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 24, 2014 8:49 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Peter Dieckmann
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banker07
Feb 25, 2014 1:46 AM CST
Hi Lynn;

I have the permission to share all photos of Beatrix with you Big Grin

let's hope she will bring a lot of it from the visit;

but she will mostly make photos of single cultivars - not from the garden; our ambition is to get photos from cultivars we haven't any photo on our homepage yet;

Peter
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 25, 2014 8:08 AM CST

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That is exactly what I want to see, photos of individual plants. Hurray!
I am getting so excited. She is such a great photographer. If I could afford the trip I would beg and plead to come along. Rolling my eyes.
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Eviesmummy
Feb 25, 2014 12:51 PM CST
Wow! Just WOW! Green Grin!
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Feb 25, 2014 9:55 PM CST
I agree Lynn I'd be tagging along too!! But we'd have to stop at other semp places too!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Peter Dieckmann
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banker07
Feb 26, 2014 3:34 AM CST
Horst Diehm has been there several times;

he said it's the real Semps-heaven Big Grin

André has about 2.500 Semps-cultivars, 2.700 Jovi-cultivars and round about 1.000 natural forms (with a lot of regional pick-ups);

Peter
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goldfinch4
Feb 26, 2014 3:58 AM CST

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Wow - it does sound like semper-heaven!
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valleylynn
Feb 26, 2014 9:23 PM CST

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I feel light headed just thinking about that many different named cultivars and species. Disney Land of the Semp World. Green Grin!
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gg5
Feb 26, 2014 10:13 PM CST
I agree Lynn that is soo funny! Yes disney semp world! nodding Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 26, 2014 11:35 PM CST

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Green Grin!
Name: Calin
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fixpix
Mar 4, 2014 1:37 AM CST
Gosh, now that's the place I'd like to Semper-live!
Rolling on the floor laughing

Thanks for the link (chance to see the pics) Pieter... my German doesn't help me much but I will settle for just the pics.

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