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valleylynn added a caption:Phidippus audax hunting in the sempervivum bed.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Nov 12, 2014 10:04 PM CST
...by photographer looming too close with big lens camera on tripod? What a scene you captured...too bad no dialogue bubble!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Nov 12, 2014 10:13 PM CST

I seem to remember she had a name for him/her. What do you think it was hunting for?
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
Nov 12, 2014 10:27 PM CST
That is Oscar de la Spider. Isn't he wonderful. He followed me all around the bed. He loves the food I stir up for him. Green Grin!
My three year old grand daughter goes out to the beds a call for him to come out, so she can visit with him.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Nov 12, 2014 10:28 PM CST
CDsSister said:I seem to remember she had a name for him/her. What do you think it was hunting for?


Nice plump finger setting to click button on a camera owned by cute little lady... Whistling
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Nov 12, 2014 10:31 PM CST

Oscar??? What would your FIL have thought about having a bug named for him? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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
Nov 12, 2014 10:32 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
They eat bugs and insects. To bad they don't eat slugs.
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
Nov 12, 2014 10:33 PM CST
Blinking
I never thought of that.
Actually I think he would have been amused. Green Grin!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Nov 12, 2014 10:33 PM CST

I would import one if they did eat slugs ..... ugggggggh
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
Nov 12, 2014 11:11 PM CST
He works alongside the little grass snakes. They eat the slugs. What a gardening team I have. Hurray!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Nov 12, 2014 11:26 PM CST
CDsSister said: I would import one if they did eat slugs ..... ugggggggh


No escargots for you, Marilyn????

Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Nov 13, 2014 12:44 PM CST

Noooooooooo Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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
Nov 13, 2014 2:01 PM CST
I tried them at a French restaurant while we in Lebanon. I was pleasantly surprised at how good they were.

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