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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Dec 31, 2018 10:20 PM CST
Happy New Year to all of you! We had 8 inches of snow a few days ago, and it's been so cold it hasn't melted. Now we're due more snow tonight and all through tomorrow. Sigh. I hope the semps are happy under their snow cover.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 31, 2018 11:40 PM CST

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I bet your semps are very happy right now Karen. What part of NM do you live in, I forgot.

It is turning cold here as of this even, down to 34° right now and will get down into the 20's during the morning hours.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jan 1, 2019 12:48 PM CST
Karen,

Semps are from THE ALPS! They are VERY happy under snow. It's drenching rains they hate.

Kevin
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 1, 2019 12:52 PM CST
I'm glad to hear that! We're outside of Silver City. We were supposed to get more snow overnight and today, but so far all we have is gray skies.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 1, 2019 1:17 PM CST

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Oh yes, you are located in some rugged and beautiful landscape. Lovey dubby
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 1, 2019 1:39 PM CST
It is very rugged where we are. Here is a live cam of our little town, and if you click on the other W Mountain Cam, you can see what it looks like outside of town. When the camera goes to the far right, we are just up above, out of camera range.
http://livefromsilver.com/
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 1, 2019 2:11 PM CST

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Awesome
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jan 1, 2019 2:36 PM CST
Happy New Year to all my Garden.org friends. Julia I clicked on your Pippin accidentally or surreptitiously and was awed.

With my 20 below wind chills last night I am praying my few surviving semps are OK out there under about 3 inches of snow. They are covered by a large plastic box up on planters. The sun is out and everything is sparkling. We should have weather close to 60 by weeks end. And so it goes here.

If they survive, I will post pictures in May when it is finally safe to believe the frigid weather chances have passed.

Hoping for many pictures of all your wonderful plants. I enjoy your successes vicariously through the window of this forum.


Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 1, 2019 8:00 PM CST
Happy New Year Marilyn!! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 1, 2019 8:38 PM CST

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Happy New Year Everyone. May this be your best ever year.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 1, 2019 9:22 PM CST
Thanks, Lynn! I hope 2019 will be a wonderful year for everyone.
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Central CT (Zone 6b)
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JesseInCT
Jan 2, 2019 9:22 AM CST
So far 2019 is being good to me. I took a spill jogging through the woods with my boy in October. My shoulder took the brunt of the fall and my doctor was pretty sure I tore my rotator cuff. I just got the results of the MRI and no tears! He said it is tendentious and I gave me some exercises. I was so relieved to hear I didn't need surgery! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 2, 2019 11:08 AM CST

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Great news Jesse. Hurray!

A photo from this frosty morning before I leave for work.

A frosted 'Cheese Time'


Have a great second day of 2019. Smiling

Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jan 3, 2019 10:52 AM CST
Congrats on the good prognosis Jesse. By spring yuo should be fully recovered.

Kevin
Central CT (Zone 6b)
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JesseInCT
Jan 3, 2019 11:18 AM CST
JungleShadows said:Congrats on the good prognosis Jesse. By spring yuo should be fully recovered.

Kevin


Thanks, Kevin!

Here is "Silver Jubilee" trying to hang on through our wet winter. We had around 16-17 in of liquid equivalent between 27-Oct and 31-Dec- double our average rainfall. I am seeing Helminthosporium disease in my lawn. Glare

27-Oct: 1.3 in rain
2-Nov: 1.5 in rain
6-Nov: 1.0 in rain
10-Nov: 0.7 in rain
13-Nov: 1.1 in rain
15-Nov: 10 in snow (~1 to 1.5 inch of rain)
24-Nov: 0.55 in rain
26-Nov: 1.1 in rain

Dec. 2: 0.7 in
Dec. 17: 0.53 in
Dec. 21: 4.15 in
Dec. 28: 0.75 in
Dec. 31: 1.0 in




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Name: Ângelo Bueno P. III
South Jordan, Utah, USA (Zone 7a)
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BlueOddish
Jan 3, 2019 11:51 AM CST
My plants are all still buried in snow.
Oh well... at least they love it Shrug!
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Avatar photo is the bloom of Brittle Pricklypear (Opuntia fragilis).
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jan 3, 2019 12:01 PM CST
Mine too, Angelo. I'm ready for it to melt so I can get back outside.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 3, 2019 5:11 PM CST

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Angelo & Karen, snow is good. I'm beginning to think we may not get any this year. Sad

Wow, Jesse you may be outdoing us in the PNW for rain. Your 'Silver Jubilee' is really looking pretty good with all that rain. Love the great amounts of gravel. Thumbs up
Name: Christie
Central Ohio 43016 (Zone 6a)
Plays on the water.
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cwhitt
Jan 4, 2019 8:36 AM CST
Been raining here in Ohio also, but I do expect that by next week we will be in a deep freeze.
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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 4, 2019 10:59 AM CST

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Oh brrrrrr. Keep warm Christie.

I have been making note of differences in heuffelii. These two photos show how some have very little leaf die back, and others have an over abundance.
'Orange Tip'
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'Mystique'
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I guess I better get the tweezers out. Rolling my eyes.

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