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Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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Jul 3, 2014 2:20 PM CST
I want to thank Andrew,
He asked all that I needed to know. I have had a hard time trying to know when to give water and not. Also how to tell what is happening by the looks of them.
You all said, a lot of great things.
Thank you all.
Thank you Andrew
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The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy
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
Jul 3, 2014 9:01 PM CST

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Hey there Billy. Saw you over on another thread, but :welcome to the Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum. Hurray!
When did you get your wonderful semps?
Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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Jul 3, 2014 10:50 PM CST
Its been about 6 weeks. I just am so confuse with the watering. I have has many plants in my life, but for some reason, I am having a hard time, under stand these. When I get them, I clean under each one then I out it in the pot. I do water them when I do that.. Then I wait to make sure they are dry, and then I get them looking like the picture. I don`t know if it`s the heat. Maybe when they don't really have roots I need to water them a little. My soil has a little of everything I could put in it, so that it does not hold water..Also if you move one in another pot, but you know you have not over water it, could it be root rot, from the old pot, and die in the new one ? Sorry for asking all these Questions.
I just would love to know just by looking at them, what I need to do. I hate every time I lose one. To me they and all plants have life. Thank you for letting me be one this group. I should need to learn from you all.
Thank you
Billy Perez
The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 4, 2014 3:12 AM CST
Billy, Sometimes what I do when I buy a new semp plant is to place it where I think it will do OK so that it gets used to the conditions of your space. If it doesn't seem to like it then I move it to another space to see if it stays OK there. A plant can suffer when it undergoes new changes in growing conditions (new pot, more sun, less sun, different soil, etc. That's why I don't repot immediately when I bring it home.
When after a week or so, the plant still looks OK, I will then take it out of the pot and look to see how much of a root system it has. If it doesn't have much roots, you can repot but water the plant by using a spray bottle to mist the plant. You can start watering when the plant gets established in its new pot.
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 4, 2014 7:40 AM CST

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The combination of heat and water can do great harm. So Bev's advice about misting the plants (lightly) would be good for your area of the U.S.
What is your winter like? Does it get cold, snow?

Let's see if @twitcher can add more information on growing in your weather conditions.
Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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Jul 4, 2014 10:05 AM CST
valleylynn said:The combination of heat and water can do great harm. So Bev's advice about misting the plants (lightly) would be good for your area of the U.S.
What is your winter like? Does it get cold, snow?

Let's see if @twitcher can add more information on growing in your weather conditions.

It gets down some times in the teens, but don`t stay that long. Never show..Thank you
The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy
Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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Jul 4, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Thank you all for helping us, that are new to these. I am all ready try some of the things that I have read. One is moved them were they don`t get that hot sun light in the green house. Also I will just mist them, and see if that helps me.
Does anyone no of a very nice place to buy nice plants from ?
Thank you
Billy Perez
The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 4, 2014 12:07 PM CST
Billy, what plants specifically are you considering to buy?
I have always heard good things about Squaw Mountain and Perennial Obsessions for sempervivum and sedum shopping.
Other members can pipe in about other nurseries depending upon what kind of plants you are looking for.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 4, 2014 5:51 PM CST

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My 3 favorites are Perennial Obsessions, SMG and Young's Garden Center.
Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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Jul 4, 2014 11:55 PM CST
Thanks I will check them out for Sempervivum . Do you know if they only have chicks ?
Thanks again
Billy
The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy
Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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Jul 5, 2014 12:23 AM CST
I did get some from SMG, they were really nice plants. I was not use to getting them so nice. I was very happy with them...Was not use to getting plants that were not just little chicks...I am still working on getting my chicks to look good. I am trying everything I have read from you wonderful people.
I will up date you on how I do. I really do love them and want to make it work..
Thanks for all your help
Billy
The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Jul 5, 2014 1:03 AM CST
Billy, Good luck and Enjoy! Smiling
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 5, 2014 8:53 AM CST

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Don't forget to show us more photos when they get going. Thumbs up
Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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Jul 5, 2014 12:54 PM CST
Thanks,
I took them out of the sun, and started giving the chicks water spray over them twice a day. This morning they look happier. Thank to you, I may be able to save them. For now on, I will put them on a tray, for a few weeks and then in a pot and a little water..
Thank to you all..
Billy Perez
The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 5, 2014 1:24 PM CST

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Just don't mist them in the heat of the day. Do it very early in the morning, or later in the evening when it cools down.
It is fun to see you experimenting with what will work for your growing conditions. Keep up the good work.
Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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Jul 7, 2014 12:08 PM CST
I just wanted to shade my up date of my chicks, that you all have help me, to get to look better.. Thank you all for your help. I was under watering them. Thank God for you all.
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The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2014 3:24 PM CST

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Wow, Billy that is an amazingly dramatic change. Hurray!
Looking good. Smiling
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 7, 2014 3:26 PM CST
Quite a collection you have there, Billy! Lots to enjoy... nodding
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 8, 2014 7:25 AM CST

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Good job Billy!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Billy Perez
Panhandle of Florida (Zone 9a)
Have been a plant lover all my life
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billyperez600
Jul 8, 2014 9:57 PM CST
webesemps said:Billy, Sometimes what I do when I buy a new semp plant is to place it where I think it will do OK so that it gets used to the conditions of your space. If it doesn't seem to like it then I move it to another space to see if it stays OK there. A plant can suffer when it undergoes new changes in growing conditions (new pot, more sun, less sun, different soil, etc. That's why I don't repot immediately when I bring it home.
When after a week or so, the plant still looks OK, I will then take it out of the pot and look to see how much of a root system it has. If it doesn't have much roots, you can repot but water the plant by using a spray bottle to mist the plant. You can start watering when the plant gets established in its new pot.


Just wanted to tell you I have done what you said, and it`s amazing how happy they are now. I spay them in the morning and evening..
Thank you so much for helping me. I am now staring to enjoy them, and not worry so much..Thank you again

The true POWER of LOVE has NO COLOR, NO SEX, OR NO NATIONALITY, LOVE comes from within our HEARTS, and we all have the same hearts. So lets let our hearts, share that love to all..Billy

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