Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: My Teeny Weeny Garden.....

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Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Sep 17, 2014 1:41 PM CST
I said I was going to do this weeks ago and finally, here it is.....
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 17, 2014 1:58 PM CST
Jennifer, what a nice collection. Love the frames! Did you plant them yourself?...they look good. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2014 2:02 PM CST

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Wonderful Jennifer. My favortes are also the framed ones. I love the contrast of the wood color with the green semps. I also love how full the frames are. Great work.
Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Sep 17, 2014 2:38 PM CST
Thank you! I built them myself Smiling That was my first attempt at mitering which actually turned out ok considering . Then I stained them with rusty nails and vinegar instead of commercial stain. I didn't want to do anything harmful to the babies.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 17, 2014 4:14 PM CST
You've done a great job! Hubby won't let me get near any cutting tools except scissors. There's enuff family members missing finger parts. I had to put in orders for frames that he cut.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2014 5:11 PM CST

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Impressive Jennifer.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 18, 2014 2:47 AM CST

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Nice job Jennifer! I've used the rusty nail/vinegar stain in the past too.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 18, 2014 11:56 AM CST
Jennifer looks great! Hooray photos!! nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Sep 18, 2014 1:08 PM CST
Chris, I. LOVE the rusty nail and vinegar stain! It takes differently on different types of wood, have you tried "prestaining" with coffee or tea? It's fabulous!!

Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Sep 18, 2014 2:24 PM CST

As I have never heard of this, can you tell me how it is done? Just put the rusty nail into some vinegar and wait then use as stain?
Name: Andy
Portland, OR (Zone 8b)
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ofm
Sep 18, 2014 7:51 PM CST
Those look great!
I love the last one with all the little varied semps.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 19, 2014 12:42 AM CST

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Jennifer, I haven't tried those pre-stains, but I bet it works great. Thanks for the tip!

Yes Marilyn, that's correct.
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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 19, 2014 8:48 AM CST
Jennifer, your teeny gardens are absolutely beautiful! If my tiny seedling semps make it through the winter and continue to stay miniatures, I now know I have use for them. Mother Michaela has been looking up hypertufa (sp.?) and printed out several pages on making containers, so making tiny containers for tiny semps will no doubt be a winter project.

Thank You! for sharing! MR
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 19, 2014 5:45 PM CST
MR - there is also some info on making things similar in the "containers" forum...http://garden.org/thread/view/26014/Cloth-and-Cement/?offset= this one is especially nice, and you can make it in different sizes!
Cheers
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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 19, 2014 7:00 PM CST
ummm... let me see how the hypertufa pots do before I try milking grasshoppers Hilarious!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 19, 2014 9:28 PM CST
Yeah, I guess so! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I just think these pots look so cool! Thumbs up
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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 20, 2014 6:50 AM CST
I don't know -- they look weird to me -- like something you'd find in the Addams Family home... Sticking tongue out

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