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Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Sep 5, 2015 10:57 AM CST
My name is Tim and I'm a Semp-aholic. It started when I saw a single potted semp at a friend's house. It was just one widely spread out plant. I thought it looked cool and decided to make a small ring of rocks and picked up my one-and-only-ever-to-have semp to place inside the circle. Return trips were made to the same and other nurseries and the circle of rocks was widened to accommodate the new arrivals. An additional tier was installed... and then another. Yet another is under construction as I type. Along the way I discovered internet semp dealers. Yesterday I made a trip over to Perennial Obsessions just to "look around". You can all guess how that turned out. I have ample space and rocks to extend this rockery and there appears to be no end in sight. Where does it all end? Help me!

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 5, 2015 11:13 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Welcome! to ATP! I bet you got the name of this site from PO. Yep, that's how it starts all right. I'm working on a new raised bed now to hold my new semp acquisitions. Show us you beds if you have time. This is a wonderful place to learn. Again Welcome!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Sep 5, 2015 12:54 PM CST
Help you? You want gift certificates? Green Grin!
Donald
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 5, 2015 2:26 PM CST
Donald you got that right!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Welcome! @tcstoehr if by 'help' you mean help you to get MORE semps - you're in the right place!! 3 years ago I joined ATP to see how I can keep my 10 or so semps from rotting in Seattle's winter rains - now I have over 325 cultivars and still counting!
Your yard looks great!! Thumbs up
Cheers
I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Ireland . (Zone 9a)
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Paddy
Sep 5, 2015 3:58 PM CST
Welcome! Tim . Yes you are doomed, get out now while the going is good Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Region: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Grower Cactus and Succulents Sedums Bee Lover
Region: Oregon Dragonflies Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Composter Apples
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tcstoehr
Sep 5, 2015 4:04 PM CST
You guys are in fact correct. I couldn't fool you. I'm more interested in more new varieties than quitting with what I have. The charade is over.
Now... where do I get those gift certificates? Big Grin
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 5, 2015 4:26 PM CST
tcstoehr said: I have ample space and rocks to extend this rockery and there appears to be no end in sight. Where does it all end? Help me!


Tim, you can end it at this point if you decide to move to a place with no yard like I did afterwards: Blinking
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2015 11:01 PM CST

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Yes Tim, move to a place with no yard. Then you can fill your balconies with containers of semps. Whistling
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 7, 2015 11:42 PM CST
nodding ...and maybe have a frog move in too...right outside my (2nd floor balcony) slider glass door living in the spout of my brand new not-broken-in-yet red watering can:

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 7, 2015 11:48 PM CST
cute!! nodding
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 8, 2015 12:40 AM CST

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You've got a cute little peeping Tom there Bev!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 8, 2015 1:22 AM CST
Hope he can do some guard duty...all my container plantings are out there looking way too vulnerable to any critter thirsty for moisture. Frog's name is Lil Waldy.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 8, 2015 8:51 AM CST

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And just look at the feet on that little guy. We should all be so lucky to have a guard frog.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 8, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Did you feel like someone was watching you when discovering him.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 8, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Hilarious! Point in time of the much needed photo was when I had already mentioned the frog to Connie, Patty and Lynn and needed to substantiate my claims that I was being terrorized by a killer frog on my ... second floor balcony... Blinking
(Note: the above statement is feeble attempt to keep in sync with this thread of doom...) *Blush*
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 8, 2015 10:27 AM CST

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Sep 8, 2015 10:30 AM CST
Well Bev, I hope you are no longer startled by your new little buddy. I think he (she??) is fond of you, err... your watering can.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 8, 2015 10:49 AM CST

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Right on Connie. Thumbs up
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Sep 10, 2015 1:28 AM CST
Welcome to the Forum of the Doomed Tim. At least you live in a good zone for semps. I'm planting new babies knowing half may not make it through the winter here in zone 5. Four new raised beds are now on the way here in the mail, plus a big one in the basement. All waiting for me to put them together and figure out what I need to order to amend the soil. Stilll have 3 bags of gravel in the driveway, but think I will need to get a load of sand and gravel mix dumped in the driveway once those are used up. Good thing I don't have a car that needs to park in that drive.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 10, 2015 8:38 AM CST

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Oh Susan, do I know what that is like, having a truck load of compost in our driveway.
Your semps should love your zone 5 winters, remember they are alpine plants. When does your freezing weather usually arrive? Do you get snow cover?

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