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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 20, 2012 11:39 AM CST

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Hi, My name is Trish, and I'm obsessed with Semps, Sedums, and Echavarrias, and all other tender cacti Green Grin!

Thanks to your generosity last year, I learned quite a bit about these plants, killing more than I would like to admit to along the way. Now that I've figured out where the best places are, and those are thriving (see my blog post- there are lots more that look that good, and I keep telling them to "grow grow grow!"). Now, I *need* more. And still more after that Green Grin! Looking at living frames, and containers in every corner, and I'd do just about anything to find a fountain to fill in with them!!!! Lovey dubby

So, where's your fav source for a good variety? I know Mountain Crest. Any good small sellers, or reputable ebayers you've used to get a "grab box?" I know I've got it bad when I'm even picking up whatever varieties the big W-M has Rolling on the floor laughing There aren't any local nurseries around me that carry anything Thumbs down
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 20, 2012 1:37 PM CST

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Wild Ginger Farm (family owned) http://wildgingerfarm.com/
Youngs Garden Center (family owned) http://www.youngs-garden.com/
North Hills Nursery (family owned) http://www.northhillsnursery.com/
Perennial Obsession (family owned) http://perennialobsessions.com/page4.php
SMG http://www.squawmountaingardens.com/

Trish, when I get back home I can send you some. : )
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Apr 21, 2012 7:35 AM CST

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Congratulations on your new addiction! Hurray! I'd love to find a fountain to fill too. Checked out your blog and they're looking good! Thumbs up
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Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Apr 21, 2012 7:51 AM CST
Simply Succulents sends nice plants too.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 21, 2012 8:54 AM CST

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I agree Another great source.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 23, 2012 4:56 PM CST

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Thanks Hurray! I ordered a bunch of sedums and a couple of semps from smg succulants
Young Gardens wanted to do a review- so I'll be sharing what their plants look like too in an article!

I'm going to scope out the local places for some tender succulants and some more non-hardy specialty cacti in pots....
"Dave's" cactus bed is quickly getting an overhaul Green Grin!

Lynn- I tip my hat to you.

NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
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
Apr 23, 2012 6:29 PM CST

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Here you go Trish. We've all been happy with Young's Garden Center. The thread "Nursery: Youngs Garden Center" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum

They are wonderful people to do business with. Thumbs up
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 23, 2012 7:00 PM CST

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Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 25, 2012 11:39 AM CST
Trish,

I am so encouraged that a gardener like yourself admits to killing a few semps etc. I look around at my
plantings and wonder if I will have any left come fall. I also wonder if this is the hobby for me as I cannot seem to keep them alive.

I do hope you got some additional plants from the wonderful people on this site and that you found an outlet or two for healthy plants.

I have decided to wait to buy anything more until I see if any of the ones I have survive. It is so tempting to just buy and buy but I am going to take it a little more slowly to insure I know what it takes to have them survive and thrive.

Did you find a fountain to plant?

Now that you have a new indoor life to nurture, Baby Boy, I suspect you do not have quite as much time to work on the other outdoor activities. Hope the summer finds you and yours all growing and thriving.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jun 25, 2012 3:07 PM CST

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Marilyn,

I kill plants all the time Whistling All gardeners do, I think! There is always a new plant to be had or a new bed to be made, and all of that is trial and error. Dave and I have moved a LOT in our married life, and part of my gardening misadventures come from getting used to a new place. Our very hot summers stress out a lot of plants that I could easily grow in other climates. The Semps are somewhat frustrating for me because the need a good amount of sun, but not our full sun. Finding that right balance has been an ongoing experiment.

Several of our wonderful members generously offered to send me a box, but I did decline for the time. It is best for me to plant at the earliest time before the heat sets in. Plus, I didn't need to give Dave something else to baby while I take it easy for a bit!

I haven't yet found a fountain, but we're still keeping our eyes and ears open. I can't justify buying a new one (YET!) So many projects,so little time! Whistling

Traditionally, we take the dead of summer off from most gardening. It's our time to regroup, and plan for fall gardens and projects. I'm happy to postpone any weeding in favor of more snuggling this summer! Green Grin! Still planning, though! Our children garden with us from the beginning. When the weather cools back down, I'll be putting the baby in a carrier, and away we'll go!
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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
Jun 25, 2012 4:52 PM CST

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Trish, let me know when the weather is right and you are ready. I can send you a big box of all different kinds.

Give all those little ones a hug from me. Group hug

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