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Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 6, 2015 5:15 PM CST
I hope this means I'm gonna get some seeds! Hurray!
This was the first of my NOIDs to bloom.


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Name: Melissa
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MLewis
Jul 7, 2015 1:44 PM CST
That's a really lovely picture Terri!
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 7, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Ahhh, thank you Melissa!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2015 5:17 PM CST

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Wahooooo!!!
You should get lots of see Terri. Hurray!
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 7, 2015 8:35 PM CST
Woo hoo! Jelly Bean is in full bloom with 10 flowers! Unicorn with 9.
Also, two NOID rollers, my largest Red Beauty and not to be forgotten, Silverine are probably about a week from flowering. Thumbs up

It's cool that some of the NOID cobwebs are finishing up while other cultivars are flowering like crazy and still others will bloom very soon.
This should help insure I don't get all of the same hybrid.

I am super psyched about this! Hurray!
Can't wait to sow some seeds!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2015 9:08 PM CST

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Hurray! "I am super psyched" for you Terri. It will be so much fun next spring to see you new babies. Hurray!
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 9, 2015 4:16 AM CST
Thanks, Lynn!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 9, 2015 9:47 AM CST

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Oh my, I love your new avatar photo. Smiling
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 10, 2015 5:23 AM CST
That's our precious little Cookie! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 10, 2015 2:55 PM CST

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Well she is absolutely adorable. Give her a hug from me. Group hug
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 10, 2015 5:58 PM CST
I will! She is a sweet, funny, loving pup. I know I'm not supposed to have favorites, but....... Lovey dubby

I was wondering, will the flowering Jovis cross with the flowering semps?
There are a few of each flowering now.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 10, 2015 6:18 PM CST

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I have never had them cross on their own in my collection. I've even had the bloom stalks laying against each other, with bees all over them, and have not had seedlings showing characteristics of both Jovis and Semps.
There are some crosses between the J. roller types and J. heuffelii, but even that is not common.
Maybe Kevin know of some Jovi/semp crosses. @JungleShadows.
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 11, 2015 4:44 AM CST
Ok, that helps. I can't wait to see the results!
There are a few rollers in bloom as well as four Heuffs and 5 semps. Dallas and Sassy Frass are also starting to elongate. I assume they'll bloom next.

Any semp that I have multiples of, I'm letting go to flower. Thumbs up
Hopefully I'll get some interesting babies!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 11, 2015 9:03 AM CST

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I took out a bunch of bloom stalks yesterday, the ones I don't care to have seed from, and I don't want seedlings coming up all over the beds. Hope to finish the job today. I'm also closing in on some crosses that I want to do, just need their bloom stalks to mature at the same time.
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 17, 2015 10:39 AM CST
How long should the stalk remain in place after the flowers are spent?
In researching I've read that the seed pods need to "ripen" before picking and drying.
How do I know when their ripe?
My first NOID to flower has some spent flower stems with seed pods that are browish.
I want to be sure I'm doing this right!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 17, 2015 2:34 PM CST

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The seed pods will become dry and almost crispy, but the capsules will still be partially closed. The seed releases easily so you need to be careful when you harvest them.
Maybe @JungleShadows can give you better instructions. Thumbs up
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 17, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Whew, glad I asked. I don't want to mess up and take seeds that aren't ripe.
I have my paper bags ready and I have containers with lids to sow the seeds.

Dang it, this is so exciting! Big Grin
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Paddy
Jul 17, 2015 7:32 PM CST
I'm at exactly the same stage Terri , watching and wondering should I cut the stalks now or wait another week . Don't want to mess this one up as I'm not getting any younger . Sighing!
I can't believe how well my bought in seed has done this year , sown late February and already producing chicks .
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 18, 2015 7:24 AM CST
Cool, Paddy!
You're right, neither one of us are getting any younger! Sighing!

I am going to wait until the seed pods get brown and crispy before I pick them.
And, maybe I should purchase some seed too.
Where did you get your purchased seed, Paddy?
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Paddy
Jul 18, 2015 9:26 AM CST
TerriStanley said:Cool, Paddy!
You're right, neither one of us are getting any younger! Sighing!

I am going to wait until the seed pods get brown and crispy before I pick them.
And, maybe I should purchase some seed too.
Where did you get your purchased seed, Paddy?


I bought the seed on Ebay from a UK seller , I don't have the name anymore but the label said "200 mixed sempervivum seed "
Here they are today . I also bought jovibarba seed from sempervivum.de and only one germinated
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