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
Apr 14, 2019 7:40 PM CST

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Same here Melissa.
Which brings up the question of 'Who is going to bring plants to sell?'.
Name: Sol Zimmerdahl
Portland, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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GeologicalForms
Apr 14, 2019 9:35 PM CST
I'll be bringing lots of sculptural planters with semps and sedum included, maybe a couple loose plants but nothing heavy. I figure some folks at the clinic (being the garden gurus they likely are) might like empty Geological Forms to, so I'll be sure to bring some without plants as well.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Apr 14, 2019 9:59 PM CST
Cant wait to see them Sol!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 14, 2019 11:33 PM CST

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Good to hear Sol. Soon we will all be gathered together having fun.
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Apr 15, 2019 6:16 AM CST
I am bringing plants to sell. Probably a couple of dozen.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 15, 2019 8:32 AM CST

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I think Jo Ann (ricos) is also bringing plants.
I will have a few perennials potted up, they will be small.
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
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MelissaHopper
Apr 15, 2019 8:43 AM CST
I have my own folding table Lynn, so all I need is a place to set it up.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 15, 2019 12:04 PM CST

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You got it Melissa. Thumbs up
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Apr 15, 2019 1:40 PM CST
I just gone done moving all the semps I am bringing to the clinic out of the rain. It would be nice if they dry a bit before I have to haul them around.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 15, 2019 3:33 PM CST

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Good idea Melissa.
Name: Dan
Piedmont NC
OldmanDan
Apr 15, 2019 10:37 PM CST
My name is Dan, I am new to the group and have been looking over the past forums. I notice several folks talking about squirrels eating/damaging their semps. I have a solution. At least it works for me. squirrels hate the smell of coffee. I have been using cotton seed meal as organic fertilizer for many years and is the only fertilizer I use on my hen and chicks. Squirrels smell the cotton seed meal and dig out my plants looking for food. To stop them I started mixing coffee grounds into my soil mix and it seems to work beautifully. No more squirrel damage. That is until this spring, I had a 4 by 48 ft bench full of semps that were more than a year old and they ate or damaged about $300 worth (at wholesale). Of course at that age the coffee smell had all gone. I separated all the damaged plants, and being out of coffee grounds in desperation bought some cheap ground unused coffee and broadcast it over the bench. It has been about two months now and no more damage. Starbucks is everywhere now I think and they will give you bags of used coffee grounds for free if you ask they do in this area (North Carolina). BTW coffee grounds are also a good organic fertilizer. Hope this helps some of you that have squirrel trouble.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 15, 2019 11:02 PM CST

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@JungleShadows Kevin you should give this a try.
Hmmm, wonder if it will work with deer?

Thank you for the information @OldmanDan. I will give it a try.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Apr 15, 2019 11:04 PM CST
Yes, I've had problems with ground squirrels and deer. It's sure worth a try! Thanks , Dan.
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Apr 15, 2019 11:20 PM CST
Thanks for the tip on the coffee grounds!

I have been using bird netting and that HELPS but they are persistent.

Kevin
Name: Dan
Piedmont NC
OldmanDan
Apr 16, 2019 12:10 AM CST
I can't give you an answer on whether the coffee grounds will work to deter deer but I have a lot of deer in my area and they have never eaten on my hen and chicks. They do love to eat my hosta Plants down to the soil. When I first started growing semps in large numbers I grew them on ground cloth on the ground. I had several times deer walked through the plants and broke a lot of pots but I never saw any feeding on the plants. I eventially built benches above ground as I got too many grass and weed seeds when growing on the ground. (and it is better on an old mans back).
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 16, 2019 8:28 AM CST

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Dan I would love to see photos of how your are growing yours.
Name: Dan
Piedmont NC
OldmanDan
Apr 17, 2019 11:57 PM CST
Lynn, Not sure what you are asking for as how you are growing mine but here goes.
Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/7cd1a6 My growing area


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/3779a4 How I make my benches


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Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/954a29 A young Wendy


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/2dcb12 One of my many Noids


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/443473 Another Noid


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/944b10 Pyranaicum


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/c86d8a Crested one


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/8f4534 Calcareum don't know which cultivar


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/b327df Leaf cuttings, too slow except when scarce


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/d41ce8 When one gets leggy cut off top and reroot. Don't dispose of the trunk and it will grow more babies. another picture or to will follow.


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/289055


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/47b1de


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/5437ec The only roller I have. don't know which it is.


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Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/4c8fee Wendy


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/940046 I may have listed this as wendy, can't see these thumbnails too well. This is Candy Floss


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/569fcd This is the first one of five I purchased with the name 'Red Rubin' none of which I think were correctly labeled


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/9b6086 This is the only one labeled Red Rubin that is red but not red rubin I think.


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/4d9cb3 Oddity half reverted to type


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/9d86fe 7 inch bulb pan of Pekinese


Thumb of 2019-04-18/OldmanDan/db324c Enough for now. hope this is what you asked for.

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
Apr 18, 2019 9:17 AM CST

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Yes, that is what I was asking for. Hurray! Big Grin
Wow, you have quite a grow operation. Love that pan of 'Pekinese'. Love that semp.
Your second photo of 'Rubin' ('Red Rubin') looks to be correct.

Okay, I have to ask, how do you start new plants from a leaf? Looks like you have very good success with it.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Apr 18, 2019 9:49 AM CST
@OldmanDan, what a treat to see your photos! You have quite the operation there. Your semps are beautiful! Do you just lay single leaves on the top of the soil and they root like other succulents? I've never tried that.
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Name: Sol Zimmerdahl
Portland, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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GeologicalForms
Apr 18, 2019 11:52 AM CST
I have tried rooting from semp leaves using hormones, peat moss and hooded containers. So far I have managed to prolong the life of a single leaf for over six months but have yet to successfully generate a new plant this way, the leaves just sit there not dying until I over or under water one day and they immediately mold or wilt. Often flowering semps will have leaves that sprout roots and a tiny plant as the stalk dies, those I have grown with success, but I have yet to see a positive result from a leaf removed from a regular plant. I'm hoping you'll divulge the secret!

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