Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Bad Winter for my Semps:(

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Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Mar 28, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Well, I had a few successes but more failures-however, I learned a lot from both. The plants (the minority) that I had in the front yard look great-they seem to be coming back strong:
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The ones that I had on the deck lost their winter cover and a flock of mourning doves decided that they were a great place to hunker down at night. They don't look too good:(
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I think they are all done for but I guess I won't know for sure until it warms up a bit more.
Live and learn, eh?
Deb



Deb
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 28, 2014 7:03 PM CST
Put some tutu net over the top as it gives light, air and moisture but keeps the critters out.

The others are going to be beautiful. And you never know about the others.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 28, 2014 7:04 PM CST
Aw Deb they do look sad huh?? I'd put them in a pot somewhere (although then they become NOIDs) and see what you come up with!!! With such little soil and roots exposed its hard to weather the cold!! (they always amaze me though in their ability to return from what looks like "gone"!)
The ones in the front look great though!! I love what you've planted them in! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 28, 2014 7:21 PM CST
I see green on those. Don't give up on them. I had some that looked really bad but I potted them up in 4 inch nursery pots with a good mix and many did grow. I did keep the rain off them by placing under a house eve. Your spring weather is coming and you would be surprised at what comes back. I never give up on a plant until Memorial Day. Of course here in Washington spring is low and wet. We have had a few teaser days but now back to cold and rain. Don't give up on those!!!!!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 28, 2014 8:03 PM CST
I agree
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Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Mar 29, 2014 8:12 AM CST
Can I bring those suffering semps inside under lights so I can repot and get them going (if it's going to happen) them before spring?
Deb
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 29, 2014 9:14 AM CST
Pot them up and leave outside.

Now where is Lynn or Chris? @valleylynn @goldfinch4 I'm newish to semps so lets get these 2 on board with this.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 29, 2014 1:01 PM CST
I'm not Chris or Lynn, but fully agree leave outdoors, in as much light as possible but not direct sunlight...repot them (Spring's idea of 4 inch pots so you keep the labels, is a good one) and keep them on the dry side!
Hope you have great luck with them!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 29, 2014 1:10 PM CST

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Yes, I agree with them, repot and leave outside. I actually just came in the house from my first walk around the yard this spring. Still have some snow and very wet yet, but some of mine look sad too, and they're even in raised beds. I will just leave them for a month or two and see what happens. Once the weather warms up and we get some rain, they can perk back up and surprise you sometimes. But I'd definitely get those exposed roots back in the ground.
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Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Mar 29, 2014 1:32 PM CST
I replanted them in a big flat-no way of telling which plant went with which label anyway. I'll put them out by the front walk where the others are. Still very cool here, but it's supposed to be 60 degrees here tomorrow, then back down into the 30's with snow predicted a few times next week. This winter is never going to end!!!!
Thanks for all the great suggestions, keep your fingers crossed:)
Deb
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 29, 2014 2:31 PM CST

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Good luck Deb. Your temps sound just like ours. Thumbs down
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Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Mar 29, 2014 4:54 PM CST
Good luck indeed! Our temps here are low for this time of the year and you're in an even colder zone than me. Eeeek!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 29, 2014 7:33 PM CST

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I agree with with the others, leave outside. You've already planted the exposed roots. If it isn't raining/snowing, they will need a misting of water. Not enough to soak, just enough to give them a tiny drink.

I see the same thing Julia does. There is life still stored in them. Hurray!
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Mar 30, 2014 7:15 AM CST
You guys are great!!!!
Deb
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 30, 2014 7:59 AM CST

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Deb, keep us updated on their progress.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 30, 2014 7:56 PM CST
Yes please! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Mar 31, 2014 4:52 AM CST
Waiting with fingers crossed.....they still look fairly "unresponsive "-sorry, I'm a nurse:)
Deb
Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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Eviesmummy
Mar 31, 2014 7:40 AM CST
Sorry to hear that they are looking so sad Deb, but it sounds as if you've given them the best chance to recover. It's amazing how resiliant they can be. Keeping my fingers crossed for you too.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 1, 2014 7:51 AM CST

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I agree with Kate. I really think most will recover. Hang in there Nurse Deb. Smiling
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Apr 1, 2014 12:40 PM CST
Talking of resilience, this NOID was virtually obliterated by the winter. Look what it's doing now!
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