Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Eddie Skrocki, "The Gardener's Diary" 1998 HGTV video

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Tvaltrek
Dec 7, 2014 2:01 PM CST
Some of you have asked if the Ed Skrocki episode of HGTV's "The Gardener's Diary" was available. Eddie was my friend for 26 years. He passed away March 23, 2010 at age 79. Eddie gave me a VHS copy of his episode that you can see at the link below:

There will be about 60 seconds of blank space between segments. So be patient until the end.

http://youtu.be/ASxd9DJxVLM

This is a photo of Eddie:
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Ed Skrocki was featured on the TV show "The Gardener's Diary" in June of 1998. Self-employed as a nurseryman, Eddie was known internationally as a hybridizer of Sempervivums, and belonged to the Hosta Society and the Cedum Society of England.
He was a loyal friend and funny person be around.

Enjoy!
Tony

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 7, 2014 5:03 PM CST

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Tony, thank you so much for doing this for us. Group hug
I'm on my way to watch it. Group hug

@JungleShadows Just to make sure Kevin finds his way here.
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 7, 2014 6:39 PM CST
Tony thank you so much for this!! I've looked and looked to try and find these shows!! So glad you have them posted on here!
Cheers! @springcolor @webesemps @cdssister just in case ya'll missed this Smiling
I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 7, 2014 6:53 PM CST

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Thank you for calling out the others Greg.

@goldfinch4 @MotherRaphaela @Patti @pardalinum @perennialobsessions @Eviesmummy @LabourofLove

I know I have missed a bunch of people? Sad
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 7, 2014 7:04 PM CST
I know Lynn hard to remember everyone, but I know folks will want to see this!
Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 7, 2014 7:11 PM CST

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I agree. I've watched it once, but want to go back and take notes.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Dec 7, 2014 7:12 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks for the wake-up call. Seems Sempervivum hybridizers are characters with varied interests.
Looks like he started the semp dictionary terms with semp-a-holic.

He said there are no blue semps is that still true?

Ingenious use of Venetian blinds too. Also those shingles make a nice walking surface.

Crazy Eddie and his Packards Hurray!
Name: Mother Raphaela
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MotherRaphaela
Dec 7, 2014 7:57 PM CST
Thanks for the heads up, Lynn! An interesting cheer up on a gray winter day! Lovey dubby Group hug
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Dec 7, 2014 8:17 PM CST
Loved that, need to watch again in the morning when no one is here. Thank You! Thank You!
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Dec 7, 2014 8:54 PM CST
I really enjoyed that video. You just can't beat a "walk and talk" with a plant hybridizer.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 7, 2014 9:04 PM CST

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I can't wait to watch it again, with no interruptions.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Dec 8, 2014 2:52 AM CST

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Thanks for the call out Lynn - off to watch it now!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 8, 2014 10:14 AM CST

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Enjoy.
Name: Andy
Portland, OR (Zone 8b)
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ofm
Dec 8, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Neat! I will watch this soon. Looks like good 2AM viewing material Whistling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 8, 2014 2:39 PM CST

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You will love it ofm. Green Grin!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 8, 2014 2:53 PM CST
Someone ought to do one of Kevin perusing his seedling beds/collection...or has that already been done but in its editing stage and soon to be released? Whistling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 8, 2014 3:24 PM CST

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I think I will see about contacting one of our local gardening TV shows, to see if they would do a segment on Kevin.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 8, 2014 3:26 PM CST
Bev what a good idea!! To notice the differences in approach to hybridization Smiling And the yard set up. One more natural, and one more "structured"
I love in this video where Ed says "I like to weed because it gives me a chance to look at each semp" I soo totally agree with that comment, even if my semp bed isn't needing to be weeded, one can find me sitting looking for even the smallest of weeds, so I can enjoy these little plants Whistling Hilarious!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 8, 2014 3:27 PM CST
Lynn we cross posted - what a great idea, let us know what happens!! Thumbs up
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Dec 8, 2014 4:02 PM CST
I for one plan on watching this video again! A video about and with Kevin would be great, not just with the semps but also the other plants he works with.

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