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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 21, 2010 10:19 PM CST

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Hardy to zone 4, drought tolerant, needs very good drainage
A dwarf for the rock garden, troughs or scree bed with dark pink flowers over a small carpet of evergreen rosettes. Well drained soil - drought tolerant.
Androsacea mucronifolia
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Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Oct 22, 2010 2:22 PM CST
Aww, isn't that cute - I wonder how it would like the Styrofoam trough?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 22, 2010 9:37 PM CST

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I think I need to remove it from the raised bed, or maybe just dig it up and add more gravel to the soil so it will drain really well. I would think this baby would love a trough. Big Grin
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 26, 2010 9:31 AM CST

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I LOVE that one!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 26, 2010 9:37 AM CST

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Chris, if it makes it through our wet winter I will send you some. Smiling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 26, 2010 10:49 AM CST

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Great!!! Hurray! Hurray! I'll trade ya for something....unless you already have everything I do. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 26, 2010 2:43 PM CST

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I seriously doubt I have everything you have. Rolling on the floor laughing Next spring is going to be so much fun. Thumbs up
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 27, 2010 6:50 AM CST

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I know!! Something to look forward to!! Hurray!
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Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Oct 27, 2010 11:00 AM CST
Is everyone keeping track of their want list on the database?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 27, 2010 11:22 AM CST

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I think each of us is just keeping our own want & have list and sharing it through cmail with those wanting to make trades. If you all come up with some ideas for a better way of doing it let me know. Thumbs up

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twitcher
Oct 27, 2010 6:14 PM CST
For what its worth, I do an inventory each spring (and sometimes another one after the spring/summer trade rush). The inventory includes the complete name of the plant, the pot, the location, where and how I got it, the number of mature plants, the number of offsets (approximate). Some of this information comes from the pot tag. The inventory takes a week or longer to do, but it gets me doing an assessment of each container (I will also keep a comment in the inventory, if appropriate).

I type everything into an Excel spreadsheet for future reference and comparison to last year's inventory. If I'm going to do a trade, I'll extract the relevant columns from the spreadsheet, past into an email or document, then delete duplicates to create a list of what I have. This list is then sent to the trader. I find it helpful to let people know what is in my collection in addition to what I have available as trade, so they can tell what would be duplicates but are not in sufficient qty to trade.

That way, I have a central place to view the collection as a whole.

It's my goal to eventually set up an MS Access database to contain these inventories (the data formats are compatible), so that I can do reporting from each inventory, as well as more complex analysts between annual inventories.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 27, 2010 6:39 PM CST

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Blinking Wow twit, and I thought I was really doing good with having a simple Excel Database. I think I need a nap after thinking about all of that. Sticking tongue out
I do have a column in the database to show which bed the plant is in. Also columns for how many mature rosettes and another for how many offsets. Also a column for the year I got a plant and where it came from.
I know there is much more that it is capable of doing, just have to apply myself to learning what and how to do it. Whistling
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Oct 28, 2010 2:57 PM CST
Blinking
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2010 3:54 PM CST

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Are you okay Jacki? You look stunned. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
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BlueFox
Oct 29, 2010 7:34 AM CST
Some people have waaay too much time on their hands...Sorry, Twit! 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
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2010 12:07 PM CST

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I'm afraid I am becoming as obsessed as twit about record keeping. Well, maybe just a little like twit, I have a long ways to travel down that documentation, and experimenting road. Sticking tongue out
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
Charter ATP Member Sedums Sempervivums Region: Canadian Garden Art Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Cactus and Succulents Butterflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Xeriscape Garden Ideas: Level 1
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BlueFox
Oct 29, 2010 8:34 PM CST
I keep records, of course, but certainly not to the extent that Twit does. It's important to have an inventory (in case the labels go missing) and a count of what's available (in case things die) so I'm really just kidding you! Rolling my eyes.
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
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2010 9:01 PM CST

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Big Grin Besides, we love teasing our twit. Lovey dubby
In all seriousness, Sticking tongue out I need to get out as soon as it's not raining and do an end of season inventory. Rolling my eyes.
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
Charter ATP Member Sedums Sempervivums Region: Canadian Garden Art Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Cactus and Succulents Butterflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Xeriscape Garden Ideas: Level 1
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BlueFox
Oct 30, 2010 11:41 AM CST
I think I'll wait until the spring as I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to lose some - it's just been so wet!
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
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valleylynn
Oct 30, 2010 11:52 AM CST

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By doing an inventory now it will let me know which of the varieties will do best here in PNW wet winter/spring seasons. Also which of them can't handle our conditions. It would make me happy if all of them make it. Thumbs up

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