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Jul 7, 2012 3:04 PM CST
|I could not help myself.. .. While reading old forums I stumbled across the postings about SMG and so I just had to try out their specials.|
Here is what I just got today. Aren't they beautiful
They are Jovi. Heuff. "Hot Lips" (specifically requested)
Semp. Beladonna (not specifically requested)
S. Pacific Knight ((not specifically requested)
S. Pacific Hazy Embers (not specifically requested)
Semp "Neuveau Pastel" (specifically requested)
Those not specifically requested were ordered as "assorted"
Jul 7, 2012 3:41 PM CST
|Sorry that was nouveau pastel misspelled|
Jul 7, 2012 4:47 PM CST
|Oh WOW!!!! |
What beautiful plants Sis. I have never been disappointed in the plants I have received from SMG. And he has so many to choose from.
Love what he sent you. And now you have a heuffelii. And what a grand specimen it is.
Jul 7, 2012 4:56 PM CST
|I am excited and really want to get them into a good environment so they can grow and show their stuff|
Jul 7, 2012 5:00 PM CST
|Well, you have now learned some things that work and don't work when growing them. Use that knowledge to get these lovely babies going. |
I am so excited for you.
Jul 7, 2012 9:40 PM CST
|Marylin, What a great choice you have received. I do not have Pacific Knight in my Pacific series collection. And what a beauty it is! Trade next year???? You have some great plants there from a great nursery. |
Nouveau pastel is one I've had for a couple of years that grows really slowly for me. I hear it grows better for others. It has a really unusual color.
Jul 7, 2012 11:04 PM CST
|I love this semp and you will to Sis. |
Twit it was a slow starter for me also, but it is finally starting to produce. This photo was from last year. I'll have to get an updated photo.
Jul 8, 2012 1:58 AM CST
|Nice plants Marilyn! SMG was the very first company I ever bought semps from and have never been disappointed.|
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Jul 8, 2012 5:54 AM CST
|They were my first as well, if you exclude local nurseries. Always beautiful plants. The shipper crushed and left in the rain to rot a shipment from them a few years back. SMG replaced everything, not questions asked, even though it was not their fault. A very good company to deal with. (thanks Don!)|
Jul 8, 2012 6:19 AM CST
|SMG! Where? I want those. lol as usual.|
Jul 8, 2012 6:22 AM CST
|OK, I found it! Thanks Lynn.|
Jul 8, 2012 6:28 AM CST
|Funny you should mention Twit about a crushed box....SMG sent me a shipment on Saturday. Some of my semps were rotted from bruising. I emailed Don right away.|
Jul 8, 2012 6:48 AM CST
|Wow, been to SMG browsing and it's a good thing I don't have time to order. It's time to go to church. Maybe by the time church is over, I will have become reasonable in my thinking.. Already have many Semps. to replace.|
Jul 8, 2012 12:04 PM CST
|I just want you to know I have finished reading all the old posts in this forum and am working on the others.|
The Nursery posts have been driving me nuts.. (no comments now) My heart says buy buy --- my head says --- wait wait
Guess my heart one this one. I am so pleased with the ones I did get and know I will enjoy watching them develop
Twitcher -- If I have babies, I will of course be glad to share them. I do not yet know how trading works, but just know you will help me out with that when the time comes.
About Nouveau pastel -- I chose it because of it's unique coloring and hope it does OK in this climate (Oregon we are not.)
Although we are getting two-three days of much needed rain before returning to 95+ by end of week. I don't mind 80s but 90s and 100s are way too hot..
Lynn - Heuffelii --- is this the kind that has to be surgically divided? eeeeeeeeee
Sandi - Hope you get your plants replaced. -- Sometimes the shipping companies just have no sense, It says, live plants on there, you would think they would be a bit more careful with them.
Faye - SMG's products are soooo nice. Just one or two to help encourage the others to be replaced .. cannot beat the prices. The is something about being an addict that makes us want others to share their addiction.
Jul 8, 2012 2:50 PM CST
|What fun it is to see all of you having such a great time talking about SMG's plants.|
They were the very first company I got semps from. I still have offspring from those original purchases. I love ever one of them. And they are great to do business with.
It is so important that we continue supporting all of the semp nurseries, they are our direct line to acquiring new and wonderful varieties.
Jul 8, 2012 3:21 PM CST
Jul 11, 2012 12:35 PM CST
|Got my new babies all potted up. Now comes the part of trying to insure they live. |
SMG sent me such wonderful plants and they were more than generous, I know I got more than my monies worth.
just a peak for now and will post more as they take hold and grow
There are more pots because I had so many plants. More later...
I LOVE MY NEW HOBBY!!!
Jul 11, 2012 1:20 PM CST
|Hi, Marilyn, Just a "heads up" for you. I noticed that you are planting in clay pots in zone 5. Here in western PA, I had to abandon using clay for my semp containers. During the winter, the freeze thaw cycles outside rapidly crumble the pots. I now exclusively use plastic or home-made wooden containers for all my semps. It might be different in CO, but wanted to save you some trouble and expense if you have that problem there.|
Jul 11, 2012 1:31 PM CST
|Thank you. |
Do you think it would be OK to wait and transplant this fall into better containers? I do appreciate the heads up. We are prone to heavy freeze and thaw here, as you may know. I will have to figure out how best to protect my plants this winter.
I was given a dozen or so nice clay pots but thought I would use them as a starter pot.. maybe I need to reconsider...
How about the porcelain pots, will they winter over. I do so like Pretty
How about the hypertufa? I know into the ground or inside for winter is good but I do not have a place for either.
Lots and lots of questions as I learn the ropes. Thanks again
Jul 11, 2012 2:02 PM CST
|Might be better to transplant now but that is a difficult call. The plants will have a better chance over the winter as they will have been established for a number of months, but that depends on how the rest of the summer would go.|
In zone 6, I don't think you will need to worry much about protecting them, as long as they are in a rapidly draining mix and the containers do not sit in water. Porcelain pots are generally OK here, as long as they are not full of water when it freezes.