Sempervivum forum: Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 26-28, 2019

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 30, 2018 4:33 PM CST

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Kevin, with seeds to plant.
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It is time to start thinking about this coming April's 'Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic'. This will be the 7th annual clinic. Each year brings something new and interesting.

Phoenix Inn on Commercial Blvd. in Salem
Hotel contract:
This offer closes MARCH 26th, after that date you will be charged $15 more per night.
Use the code "Sempervivum Clinic Group" to get the reduced rate.
https://www.phoenixinn.com/sal...


Friday, April 26, 9:00am: Brunch Address: 1926 SE Holman Ave, Dallas, OR 12:00pm to approximately 2:00pm, Sale/trading Last year we tried out doing a 'Vendors' day on Friday, the first day of the clinic. I am happy to report that it was a big success. The list of vendors was made up from those participating in the clinic. We are going to do it again in 2019, but will have a larger pool of people coming to buy plants, garden art, etc. We have invitations out to Polk County Master Gardener Ass., Salem Hardy Plant Society and Benton County Master Gardener Ass. to come see, and buy. This is a great opportunity for all you semp lovers attending the upcoming clinic to bring plants, garden art and containers to sell. I do have a couple extra tables if you can't bring one for setting up your items. Brunch will start at 9:00am and run through the morning and afternoon. No one will go hungry.
Dinner @ Mangiare in Independence Oregon 4:45PM

Saturday, April 27, 11:00am: Seedling Judging, and Clinic Address: 4358 River Rd S, Salem, OR Something completely new for the 2019 clinic is a 'Seedling Judging'. Those coming to the clinic can bring their very own seedlings to be judged by the entire group. Plenty of time to get those yearlings and older, potted up and adjusted to their new home in time for the April clinic. "The lecture will be on evaluating seedlings, deciding which plants to use as parents, and selecting those that should be named. Using these criteria, the seedlings will be evaluated by the whole group." Lunch will be served at Kevin's.
Dinner at Roberts Crossing in Salem, OR 4:00pm, .

Sunday, April 28, 10:00am: Perennial Obsessions Nursery
Stroll through the rows of sempervivum and sedum. Choose your favorite plants to purchase.

More information will be added as it becomes available for hotel reservations and Friday nights dinner arrangements, and more.

People attending:
1.Lynn Smith - M, RX
2.Cliff Smith - M, RX
3.Kevin Vaughn - M, RX
4.Melissa Hopper - M, RX
5.Julia McCord - M, RX
6.Patty Reierson - M, RX
7.Kevin Diltz (from Dancing Oaks) - RX
8.Jason Smith (from Dancing Oaks) - RX
9.Tim Stoehr - M, RX
10.Joann Stoehr - M, RX
11.Roger Landers - RX
12.Karen Landers - RX
13.Kent DeGroff - M, RX
14.Karen DeGroff - M, RX
15.Chris Hansen (Chick Charms, Sunsparkler and HotCake) - M, RX
16.Mountain Crest Gardens - M, RX
17.Mountain Crest Gardens - M, RX
18.Mountain Crest Gardens - M, RX
19.Mountain Crest Gardens - M, RX
20.Paula Cook Curtis - M, RX
21.Connie - RX
22.Dan Jackson (Seedable Plants) - M, RX
23.Seedable Plants - RX
24.Chris Yoder
25.Carlin Jupe - M
26.Ruth Jupe - M
27. Sol Zimmerdahl (Geological Forms Pottery)
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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Dec 30, 2018 11:51 PM CST
You can sign me up for all the "stuff". Hurray!
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 31, 2018 12:15 AM CST
Looking forward to the fun!
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
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MelissaHopper
Jan 3, 2019 5:14 PM CST
I have started to stockpile containers, looking forward to spring and the clinic and going to PO.

I really like old roasting pans because they are shallow and have a large surface area for the plants to spread. Also like the bowl shaped planters.

Here is my pile so far, 8 pans ready to go. I also scored 4 more at the thrift store today. Now I just need husband to drainage holes in them for me.


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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
Jan 3, 2019 9:07 PM CST

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You don't kid around, that is a pile of pans Melissa. Way to go.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Greenhouse
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springcolor
Jan 3, 2019 9:22 PM CST
To those of you who sold last year how did this go last year? Did you sell much?
Sempervivum for Sale
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 3, 2019 11:03 PM CST
I didn't sell as much as I would have liked; I had inventory of about 45 small/miniature containers planted with semps, but I had a great time!
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jan 4, 2019 10:36 AM CST
I had wondered what Bev did with that photo of my box of seed! You see that I do everything in wretched excess.

Am so looking forward to you all coming to my garden this spring. There are ~12 K new seedlings to examine (despite the efforts of the chipmunks!!) that we'll use in the evaluating session. Will also go over why I made certain crosses and how the results either were happy ones or not so much. Then with all that knowledge under your belt, you'll be asked to evaluate seedlings from our attendees.

Kevin
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Jan 4, 2019 10:42 AM CST

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We had only invited a very small group of Master Gardeners last year. This year we will add the invitations to Marion County Master Gardeners and Salem Hardy Plant Society. Both of these are large groups. Last year was only Polk County Master Gardeners, and they are a very small group. I am also going to be speaking at the 'Insights Into Gardening' next month in Corvallis and will be advertising the sale there also. This is a large event attended by many plant enthusiasts. I am hoping to help sell everything you bring this year. Hurray!
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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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Jan 4, 2019 10:45 AM CST

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Kevin, we cross posted. I love that photo with the box of seed bags. Smiling
And thank you Bev for letting me use it. Group hug
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Jan 4, 2019 11:21 AM CST
Looking at the photo just makes you want to attend doesn't it?
Kevin said there were in the box approx. 310 packages of semp seeds with the potential for 20K seedlings!! Drooling Drooling
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Jan 4, 2019 11:22 AM CST

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Come one, come all to see the magic of hybridizing. And not just semps. Kevin is working with many other plants, creating new things for us. Hurray!
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jan 4, 2019 4:47 PM CST
Lynn,

You can add Kevin Diltz to the list. He works at Dancing Oaks and attended last year's class . This year he can go to the banquet.

and yes I do grow/ hybridize a lot of other things. The dwarf and Pacific Coast Native irises should be peaking about that time plus some cyclamen, Pulmonaria, hardy geraniums and dianthus. SUCH FUN!

Kevin
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Jan 4, 2019 7:08 PM CST

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Done, I added Kevin Diltz. Hurray!
And I almost forgot to add Ruth Jupe to the list. She moved here from California. She is really looking forward to meeting everyone. Not sure if Carlin (Ruth's DH) is coming. I'll find out this weekend.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jan 8, 2019 10:40 AM CST
Please add Jason Smith to the list Lynn. He is one of the Dancing Oaks employees and is getting started crossing semps too.

Kevin
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Jan 8, 2019 11:12 AM CST

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On my way to add Jason Smith. Hurray!
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Jan 8, 2019 9:55 PM CST
valleylynn said:
Friday, April 26, 9:00am: Brunch Address: 1926 SE Holman Ave, Dallas, OR 12:00pm to approximately 2:00pm, Sale/trading Last year we tried out doing a 'Vendors' day on Friday, the first day of the clinic. I am happy to report that it was a big success. The list of vendors was made up from those participating in the clinic. We are going to do it again in 2019, but will have a larger pool of people coming to buy plants, garden art, etc. We have invitations out to Polk County Master Gardener Ass., Salem Hardy Plant Society and Benton County Master Gardener Ass. to come see, and buy. This is a great opportunity for all you semp lovers attending the upcoming clinic to bring plants, garden art and containers to sell. I do have a couple extra tables if you can't bring one for setting up your items. Brunch will start at 9:00am and run through the morning and afternoon. No one will go hungry.


Does the brunch begin at 9AM or 12PM? Or did I read this wrong?
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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Jan 8, 2019 10:45 PM CST

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Good question Tim. Brunch always starts with the arrival of the Clinic participants. Let the fun begin. Big Grin
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jan 9, 2019 8:50 AM CST
You can add Roger and Karen Landers to the attendee list. Saw them last night at Salem Hardy Plant Society meeting.

Kevin

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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Jan 9, 2019 11:19 AM CST

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Done. Smiling

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