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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 15, 2016 12:24 PM CST
When I see the word "rollers" the first thing that comes to my mind is bicycle rollers used off season for indoor practice; secondly I would think of the old hair rollers; third would be a rolling pin to roll out pie crust or cookie dough. I would never have thought of a plant of any kind.

Sure, I could look this up and have the Google explain it but will get better answers if I post it as an "Ask A Question for the experienced plant people to explain:

Why are some Sempervivum called "Rollers" or "Roller"? This inquiring mind wants to know.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jan 15, 2016 1:04 PM CST
The offsets of "rollers" detach very easily and roll away. Simple as that! Just barely brush against them then off they come. I have some planted on my "table garden" and they roll right off the table. I am forever picking them up and poking them back in the soil.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Jan 15, 2016 2:30 PM CST
I'm not sure if I have seen this before does anyone have pictures
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jan 15, 2016 2:52 PM CST
Here is one in the database. You can see that there are some offsets that have detached from the "mother" at about 7:00 and 2:00.

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 15, 2016 3:37 PM CST
I'd never heard the plant term "Rollers" before ATP and had never heard the explanation as to why they were called that ... so thank you @pardalinum Connie!

Lots of pretty "Rollers" listed in the database: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Rollers&button=
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jan 15, 2016 4:10 PM CST
Note that the offsets are like little balls, which of course is why they roll!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 15, 2016 4:19 PM CST
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This question made a compete circle. Follow along with this...

Earlier today I saw a post by @plantcollector who was asking about stone planters.
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/1032702/

@plantladylin responded, giving the link to an article about pebble planters. The article was written by @goldfinch4 and talked about pebble planters.
http://garden.org/ideas/view/goldfinch4/1156/Making-a-Pebble...

I became curious...would it make any difference if one were to type 'stone planter' or 'pebble planter"...so I typed stone planter which is how I found this post by @markb:

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/640832/

Rollers? What the heck? Confused Blinking
Which led me to ask the question "Why are some Semps called rollers" which in turn caused @plantcollector to jump in to ask for photos.

Even with all the rain and the work I had to do today, this one question made it a fun day for me.
I'll be rolling along now.
:thankyou: Thanks everyone who participated.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 15, 2016 4:23 PM CST
One thing always leads to another ... nodding
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Jan 15, 2016 5:29 PM CST
So... I started working on the pebble planter. The stupid pebbles I'm attempting to affix to the sides wont stay in place! They keep ROLLING around. I planned on planting a orchid in it. Now I think it will make a lovely home for a roller.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jan 15, 2016 6:11 PM CST
Are your rocks clean? Gluing rocks are no different than gluing any two surfaces together. The surfaces must be clean. Dirt, dust, oils, etc. will always cause problems. Pea rock, for instance, used for mulching is very dusty. You would need to wash it.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 15, 2016 6:32 PM CST
What type of glue are you using?
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Jan 15, 2016 7:50 PM CST
I'm using those rocks that come in a small bag from the doller store. I think that might be to big. It was the smallest ones that had.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 15, 2016 8:05 PM CST
Adhesive? Glue? Sticky stuff? What kind please?
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Jan 15, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Oh yeah. Elmers white glue.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jan 15, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Yeah, I think you're right: the rocks are to big for runny glue. Maybe if you bulked the glue up by first mixing some sand with it?
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Jan 15, 2016 10:59 PM CST
I just found some craft glue. It's working a lot better. Thumbs up
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 16, 2016 4:20 AM CST
You want to be sure to use some type of waterproof adhesive, otherwise when they get wet they'll fall off. Hubby just found a new type of adhesive for me that would work great for this. It's called Amazing GOOP Lawn & Garden. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-GOOP%C2%AE-Lawn-Garden-Adhesiv...

Good luck and be sure to post a picture of your finished pot!
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 17, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Chris is right about the waterproof part. And Elmers white glue will most definitely soften in water. That GOOP sounds like some good stuff!
Nice looking rocks you got there, Heath. That should look really good when finished.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 17, 2016 11:50 AM CST
I saw online where one person used a type of latex caulk...don't know how the plants would react to that stuff but it sure held the rocks on really good.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 17, 2016 12:34 PM CST
You could put a plastic liner inside the pot to protect the plant from the latex, I suppose.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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