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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Apr 4, 2014 12:51 PM CST

I had to laugh at myself today, got to thinking, which is always dangerous Rolling on the floor laughing

If I were a semp which one would I be? How about you? Rolling my eyes. Whistling
I am going to have to give this some more thought. Shrug!

Bright and flashy, shy and retiring, interesting, exotic, rare, red, green, purple, black?

Think HEP, Zelda, Flasher or others?????????????????????????
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Apr 4, 2014 1:07 PM CST
I would be either of these two; both are ordinary at a distance but interesting when you take a closer look:

This is only semp I've seen with red markings not on the tip but on outer surface of green leaf:
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One of my favorite Noids that looks most interesting to me when looked at closer:
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Edited to state above semps are Noids.

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Apr 4, 2014 1:13 PM CST

Those are interesting choices. I will have to answer as to what I think after we meet Hilarious! Hilarious!

In the meantime I am leaning toward Zelda for myself. Not the first to be noticed but worth the second look and acting in a supporting role, offering a nice compliment to the flashier ones. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 4, 2014 1:28 PM CST
Marilyn, wear a nice bright hat to the semp gathering!!! Even proud zelda gets her colorful moments! Rolling on the floor laughing
Good question about which semp would one be!!! I like Bev answering with photos!
Now I have to find the right photo!! nodding Actually I just decided (of course this answer is very likely to change, and I'm very likely to NOT remember that I made this choice!)
Michael's Golden!
In August it lives up to its name
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In March its just a glowing nicely shaped semp. And not very large - in fact kind of short, but he doesn't realize that because he grew up being the tallest in his family...oh wait that's not Michael, that's me Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Apr 4, 2014 1:38 PM CST
CDsSister said: ...In the meantime I am leaning toward Zelda for myself. Not the first to be noticed but worth the second look and acting in a supporting role, offering a nice compliment to the flashier ones. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


I like that, Marilyn! and I can already predict who will get the compliment if somebody wears that dang hat...!!! Whistling

Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Apr 4, 2014 1:58 PM CST
I think I'd be one of the smaller types, maybe mini frost? A little bit shy and retiring at first, but deep down I'm a bit fuzzy around the edges and once I start to grow on you (mound up) I'm easily noticed! Or something like that Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Apr 4, 2014 2:13 PM CST

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I hope you don't mind me making this into a new thread Marilyn. Its going to be so much fun I didn't want it to get lost in the general chat thread. I'll be back with my answer after I think about it a bit!

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Apr 4, 2014 2:28 PM CST

Love it, And I think I will have to beg a 'Proud Zelda' from Lynn so I can make it my avatar, unless I change my mind,
We are always doing that. nodding

Kate, I am going to look up your choice so I can imagine you when I see your name pop up.

Greg, is the Michael's Golden really red now? How fun.

Bev, I keep going back to look at your NOID and thinking how neat a plant that is.

Chris waiting to know what you come up with, Of course you can change your mind along with the rest of us. Whistling

Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Apr 4, 2014 2:37 PM CST
Now there is a charming semp Kate.



Love it

Name: Julia
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springcolor
Apr 4, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Not sure on that question. I will have to think a bit. Blinking
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 4, 2014 11:13 PM CST
Kate I do like that one!!
Marilyn, yep Michael's Golden is a bright red, which the camera doesn't fully do justice to!! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Apr 5, 2014 8:38 AM CST

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I think I might be 'Afterglow'. Kind of subtle, but I like some bling! Big Grin
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Edited to add that I had originally posted this in the wrong thread and moved it over here.



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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Apr 5, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Good one Chris! I like that!

I have been thinking maybe I would be Grape Tone


I like the water marks on this one, subtle but if you look close you see the coloration. Big Grin
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2014 9:21 AM CST

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What a fun, interesting and beautiful bunch you are in your sempervivum camouflage. Hurray! Group hug
I have to think on this before I make a choice of which semp I would be.

Marilyn and Chris this was is a great new thread. Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 5, 2014 10:21 AM CST
Hurray! I love Afterglow and Grape Tone, and never heard of Grapetone before...another one for my list! Hurray!
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Apr 5, 2014 10:27 AM CST

Wow, Chris, have never seen one like Afterglow, it must be really spectacular with a bit of rain on it to catch the bling.

& Grape Tone is a lovely striped pale green one. NICE CHOICES
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Apr 5, 2014 10:56 AM CST
Chris, your photos of Afterglow are great; so earthy that one is to me.
Julia, of course I had to add to my list also.. Grapetone looks almost "ghostly"... Rolling my eyes.
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goldfinch4
Apr 5, 2014 11:02 AM CST

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Yes, I love Grape Tone too! Hurray! Hurray! Those fancy 3-colored tips on it are amazing.

Can't wait to see which one Lynn will be!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2014 11:30 AM CST

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Julia your Grape Tone is beautiful. I love the colors and the intriguing fringe of white cilia along the leaves. Lovey dubby
Afterglow has that same wonderful white cilia that really shows up in the spring, against the red leaves. Lovey dubby
And how can a person resist the wonderful fuzzy cuteness of Mini Frost. Lovey dubby
And then there is Greg, our golden boy, kicking up his heels in his red clothes. Lovey dubby

Bev, what is the tag on the upper right side of your above NOID photo? It says Red Mountain. Is it for a semp?
The red on the back of the leaf tips on your Banderi is adorable, and what a lovely green color. Lovey dubby
Just not sure that is Banderi? It should have heavy cilia http://sempervivum-liste.de/kultivare?field_zis_value=Semper...
http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/25739/view
http://mendlenursery.co.uk/index.php?dispatch=products.view&...
http://www.smgsucculents.com/sempervivum%20Banderii
I wonder if we can track down the name of your semp? It is so distinctive. Lovey dubby
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Apr 5, 2014 11:52 AM CST
Darn...%&#!
Thanks Lynn for pointing that one out. Will have to change to Noid (until further notice) and my personality description on that one as "ordinary at a distance but suspicious (in an interesting way) close up"...
Will have to bring sample of this back to SS and inform; here's what I had bought:
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The Red Mountain was a tag for a delosperma that was growing way too big for the scale of the bed. I have since moved it and replaced with D. davyi which might be a wee slower, smaller grower? Fingers crossed...


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