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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 27, 2011 11:21 PM CST

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North Hills Nursery http://www.northhillsnursery.com/index.html has an awesome 2 for 1 sale going right now. It will end Feb 28, 2011.
Here are a few of the plants I got last year from them. They are healthy, vigorous growing plants. I have another order that will be coming by the end of
this week. Will post photos of those when they get here.
--S. 'Jungle Fire' in winter color----S. 'Koko Flannel'--S. 'Lady Kelly'
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--S. 'Tederheid' right out of the box 5/21/10----S. 'Mars'--S. 'Westerlin' 12/31/2010
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Looking forward to seeing which ones all of you are getting. Thumbs up
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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LuvNature
Jan 28, 2011 12:07 AM CST
Those are beautiful...very healthy...you've been a good mama! Lovey dubby
I'll send pics of my new ones soon. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 28, 2011 1:24 AM CST

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Oh boy, how fun it will be to see them. This spring they will take off growing like crazy. These are very tough varieties.
It will be interesting to see everyones all in the same thread. Thumbs up
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 28, 2011 5:36 AM CST
Gorgeous!!! Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 28, 2011 9:34 AM CST

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If you get some plants from NHN this is the place to post your photos of them Tee. It's going to be great fun to see what everyone got.
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Jan 28, 2011 1:24 PM CST
Drooling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 28, 2011 2:34 PM CST

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My order from NHN just came today. I will post photos as soon as I get them planted. Hurray! Hurray! Sorry, I'm just a little excited, they are so healthy, and lovely to look at. See you all later. Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2011 12:17 AM CST

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Here are just a few of the plants I got in the mail today. I have to finish planting the rest tomorrow. It is going to be so much fun watching them wake up from their winter sleep. After placing them in flats filled with a mix of MG potting mix, Turface and chicken grit, I put them outside in the misty rain we are getting right now. They are going to love that. All next week is sunshine and mid 40 temps.
--S.ciliosum 'Boresii'--S. 'Dallas'---S. 'Duke of Windsor'


-S.'Hookerii'---- S. 'Jeramia'-S. 'Magnificum'


-S. 'Merlin'--S. 'Othello'----S. 'Pacific Jordan'


Right now most of them look very similar in color, but this will soon change. Big Grin
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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LuvNature
Jan 29, 2011 1:17 PM CST
Lynn.....you are so darn fast Rolling on the floor laughing ...I'm really slow these days and you're killing me...sure wish I could get things done that fast. Sad Thumbs up

I've made my pics, but I need to downsize them for the web. I had to take pics while the plants were inside, so mine may not be as pretty as yours. Whistling

Beautiful semps...I love the healthy plants she sends. Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2011 3:05 PM CST

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No Linda, don't downsize them. The quality will be better if you don't. The system here in cubits automatically downsizes for you.
The photos of the ones I got yesterday were taken indoors because it was starting to rain. : ) Just used the flash on my camera.
I have more to add from today. I got the rest of them planted. Hurray! They are truly lovely plants.
Will post more photos later today.
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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LuvNature
Jan 29, 2011 3:24 PM CST
I didn't know that cubits would resize them for the page. Mine are never nice and square like yours...I have to always do a crop on them. I hope I get better at the photo taking...maybe I should us a tripod. Confused
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2011 5:13 PM CST

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I do crop them Linda before saving to a new file. Crop away. Hurray! I do have to be sure to get a close up to begin with, so the cropped photo will be sharp. Mine are not really all that clear and sharp when you compare them to professional work.
But I am learning. Need a polarizing lens and a macro lens. Boy would that be awesome. : )
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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LuvNature
Jan 29, 2011 5:29 PM CST
Okay...here's my new ones from North Hill. I didn't get mine in the soil as quick as you did Lynn....do you think they will be okay?

--S.Aldo Moro--S.Beta--S.Black Prince--


-S.Blue Moon--S.Booths Red----S.Cava Doro--


----S.Clipper-S.Crimson Velvet--S.Cupream---


----S.Dallas--S.Dark Cloud----S.Dolle Dina
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2011 5:38 PM CST

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Hurray! Oh Linda, those are beautiful photos, and beautiful semps. They will be just fine.
I had several in a paper bag that I forgot to mail to some one. They have been there for over 2 months. I just came across them yesterday. Not only were they still alive, but other than being a little bleached out in color, seem to be fine. Blinking Was I surprised.
I don't recommend doing this however. Yours are looking lovely Linda. Soon they will wake up from their winter nap. Thumbs up
Wow, those photos are so good I can see the tiny hairs on the edges of the leaves. Lovey dubby
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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LuvNature
Jan 29, 2011 5:41 PM CST
And some more...... Hilarious!

--S.Elene-S.Emerald Giant--S.Flamingo---


-S.Fusiler-S.Gennies Delight----S.Gizmo--


----S.Godaert---S.Hester--S.Jungle Shadows-


----S.Mystic--S.Pacific Lassie---S.Petersons Ornatum--
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Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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LuvNature
Jan 29, 2011 5:52 PM CST
And some more...... Hilarious!

----S.Purdys 90-S.Red Heigham---S.Starshine--


---S.Summer Wine---S.Sun Waves---S.Thunder----
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---S.Utopian----S.Virgil Ford----S.Zulu--


My wonderful aluminum turkey pans....... Rolling on the floor laughing ....hey ...they're cheap....more money for semps! Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2011 6:09 PM CST

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Okay, where is the passed out emoticon? I need it. Those are just gorgeous Linda. Drooling
Okay I just downloaded more photos from my camera. Here goes.
-S. 'Raspberry Ice'---S. 'Starshine'---S. 'Spring'
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-S. 'Pixie'---S. 'Pyrenacium'----S. 'Across'
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jread23
Jan 29, 2011 6:24 PM CST
These are all in cheap plastic pots until they go outside in the spring. I think they weren't getting enough sun the first couple of weeks and got a little "leggy" as a result. They're getting more now. I love the idea of the turkey pans, what are you using to divide the rows?

Affine and Lowes 60
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Astrid


Topaz and Petersons Ornatum
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Zulu
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2011 6:37 PM CST

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Yes Jonathan, being indoors will make them wash out in color and also get leggy. The sooner you can get them outdoors the better. If kept indoors they eventually die. Once outdoors they will recover nicely. Thumbs up
Where did you get them from?
The close up of Astrid is wonderful, I love the fringe of tiny hairs on the leaf margins. Affine makes me laugh with it's sharp pointed leaves, it looks like a very tiny plant with an attitude. Rolling on the floor laughing

Come on spring, we are all wanting warmer weather so we can see things grow. Hurray!
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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LuvNature
Jan 29, 2011 8:27 PM CST
These are all so pretty. I never can decide which one I like the best because I love them all. For some reason, I seem to be partial to the velvety ones, but then I see a different one and get excited over it. Lovey dubby Thumbs up

Jonathan....I used very wide and thick vinyl blinds, cut to fit. My neighbor has his own business for custom ordered blinds. One day he was throwing away a lot of extra pieces he didn't need and I ask for them. I had already thought about using them to divide plants, so I was happy to get them. I cut them the size I need and they work great. I also use rocks to divide them. Whistling

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