Sempervivum forum: Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 24-26, 2020

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 4, 2019 9:12 AM CST

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Planning has begun on the 8th Annual Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic. Mark your calendars for April 24, 25 & 26, 2020.
Hurray! Hurray!
All events, except evening meals at restaurants, are free. No charge for Friday, Saturday and Sunday events.

Hotel reservations will be at the brand new Independence Hotel in Independence, OR. Just a few minutes from my house in Dallas, OR and in the opposite direction to Kevin Vaughn's house in Salem, OR. Beautiful views of the Willamette River, lovely small town atmosphere, and their very own resident Osprey, complete with nest on the river.

Deadline for making reservations is March 24th. You get the discounted price from Thurs.April 24 thru Sunday the 26th . To get the $20 discount, when you call tell them you are part of the Sempervivum Group. With your reservation you get free buffet style breakfast each morning. Or use the code: SEMPER if booking on-line.
https://theindependencehotel.c...

The seedling judging was a big hit @ the 2019 Clinic, we will definitely be doing the seedling judging again in 2020.
All seedlings entered must be at least 2 years old as of spring of 2020.
If we have enough entries for heuffelii, globiferum and x nixonii we will separate them into their own group, separate from the regular sempervivum.

Friday
9:00 a.m. Breakfast/Brunch @ Lynn Smith's(valleylynn) place
Coming for breakfast:
Lynn & Cliff
Sharon
Jo Ann (ricos)
Dirt & Asa
Bev & Jim
Tim & Joann

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plant exchange/sale
2:30 p.m. Photos sessions & garden tour @ Kevin Vaughn's place. If you have the new book by Kevin Vaughn, Sempervivum: A Gardener's Perspective of the Not-So-Humble Hens-and-Chicks, bring it with you and Kevin will sign it for you.
4:00 p.m. Dinner @ Independence Hotel


Saturday
11:00 a.m. Lunch, Clinic & seedling judging @ Kevin Vaughn's (JungleShadows) place
4:00 p.m. Dinner at Robert's Crossing

Sunday
10:00 a.m. Perennial Obsessions Nursery visit

Jump right in with questions and suggestions. Hurray!

Attendees
Kevin Vaughn F,S,S
Lynn Smith F,S,S
Sharon Smith F,S,S
Chris Hansen (Chick Charms) F,S,S
Mountain Crest F,S,S
Mountain Crest F,S,S
Mountain Crest F,S,S
Mountain Crest F,S,S
Perennial Obsessions F
Seedable Plants
Melissa Hopper F,S,S
Julia McCord F,S,S
Connie Williamson
Dirt F,S,S
Asa F,S,S
Sol Zimmerdahl FSS
Jo Ann (ricos) F,S,S
Patty Reierson F,S,S
Roger Landers
Karen Landers
Rita Handrich
Tony Handrich
Bev Jay F,S,S
Jim Richards F,S,S
Kevin Diltz S
Greg Colucci F,S,S
Cynthia Dawson FS
Karen DeGroff FSS
Kent DeGroff FSS
Tim Stoehr FS
Joann Stoehr FS
Dee Hauck (dhawk96) FSS

Friday Vendors
Asa - Art (Framed Prints)
Bev - Container Plantings -Raffle
Jim Richards - Botanical Oil paintings
Melissa Hopper - Plants and planted containers
Sol Zimmerdahl - "Geological Forms" planters and hardy succulents
Jo Ann (ricos) - Plants, gardener's soap, bath soap, healing hand cream
Cynthia Dawson - Original illustrations and prints of sempervivum/plants
Tim Stoehr - Plants
dirtdorphins - Plants
Lynn Smith - potted bulbs, and a few perennials
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Name: Sol Zimmerdahl
Portland, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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GeologicalForms
Dec 5, 2019 3:08 AM CST
Exciting!
Is there a Perennial Obsessions trip in the works for Sunday?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 5, 2019 7:25 AM CST

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Good morning Sol. I will have an answer for that question next week. I sure hope so, it is my favorite place to go.

And just a reminder for anyone that plans on entering the seedling judging, they must be at least 2 years old.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Dec 5, 2019 1:30 PM CST
Yes we have our first planning meeting for Wednesday! It is exciting to see everyone again.

We are right at the edge of the Fire Marshall not allowing us in the shed at Robert's Crossing. They have a bigger venue but we must do a buffet instead of a plated meal. We have lots more scheduled to come this year (including a possible special guest!!) and I don't want to exclude anyone but also not wear out our welcome at Robert's either. So, one of the decisions will be on that issue. We will also work out a schedule for all of the events and then post everything here.

I think the ones from out of town will enjoy the new venue. It has a beautiful view and is an easy walk to trendy little coffee shops, restaurants and boutique stores. We will dine in one of the restaurants on Friday night.

Kevin

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 5, 2019 1:41 PM CST

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Looking forward to seeing what the buffet menu would be at Robert's Crossing. Thumbs up
Name: Christie
Central Ohio 43016 (Zone 6a)
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cwhitt
Dec 10, 2019 10:20 AM CST
Hoping to attend.
Plant Dreams. Pull Weeds. Grow A Happy Life.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Dec 10, 2019 4:35 PM CST
Christie,

Oregon is a beautiful state and so much to see. If I were you and wanted to do a vacation here around the clinic time I would include visits to Mount Hood. Multnomah Falls and Cannon Beach. All are easy drives from Salem.

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
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valleylynn
Dec 11, 2019 9:17 AM CST

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Devil's Punch Bowl is fascinating. Looking forward to meeting you in person Christie. The best of vacations for me is traveling by car to see our beautiful country. And the Pacific Northwest is some of the most beautiful. I might be just a tad prejudice. Whistling
Name: Christie
Central Ohio 43016 (Zone 6a)
Plays on the water.
Amaryllis Permaculture Sempervivums Roses Bookworm Annuals
Composter Hybridizer Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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cwhitt
Dec 11, 2019 10:16 AM CST
JungleShadows said:Christie,
Oregon is a beautiful state and so much to see. If I were you and wanted to do a vacation here around the clinic time I would include visits to Mount Hood. Multnomah Falls and Cannon Beach. All are easy drives from Salem.
Kevin

That sounds wonderful - you will need to tell me all of that again closer to the clinic.

Plant Dreams. Pull Weeds. Grow A Happy Life.
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
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MelissaHopper
Dec 11, 2019 10:28 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Dec 11, 2019 4:23 PM CST
Just back from a meeting with Cynda, Dave, Bev and Lynn on planning out the meeting. We made a lot of progress and are just waiting for details on the meals to be a hundred % ready.

Toured the new Independence Hotel and I have to say it is BEAUTIFUL. The rooms are sort of in an art deco style and have lovely view of the Willamette River and with all sorts of nice amenities. The guests will feel REALLY pampered there. We are planning on dinner there Friday night and the guests will have an elaborate breakfast to start each day. After the tour I WISHED THAT I WAS GOING TO BE A GUEST! They have both two queen bed and single king options.

The hotel is about 5 miles from my yard and probably 8 miles from Lynn's so VERY CONVENIENT!

Am so excited about having you all visit.

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
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valleylynn
Dec 11, 2019 8:17 PM CST

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I just did some update with information on the upcoming clinic. Please read the first post in this thread.
Jump right in with any questions and suggestions. We are still in the planning faze. Hurray!
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
Dec 12, 2019 11:47 AM CST

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I have started to make the list of attendees. You will find it in the first post of this thread. Please let me know if you are coming so I can add your name. Smiling
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Dog Lover Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Photography
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MelissaHopper
Dec 12, 2019 12:22 PM CST
Oh come on Lynn! Do I REALLY have to say that I am coming?

Well, ok then.


I AM COMING!!!!!!!!!
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Dog Lover Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Photography
Hummingbirder Region: Oregon
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MelissaHopper
Dec 12, 2019 12:23 PM CST
And I will be bringing some nice offsets that will need new homes!
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Photo Contest Winner 2018 Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
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
Dec 12, 2019 1:12 PM CST
I'm coming! Have to keep my perfect attendance and see all my semp family! Hurray!
Sempervivum for Sale
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
Dec 12, 2019 2:33 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Okay I'm getting excited now. I love adding names to the Attendee list.
Adding Melissa and Julia. Hurray!

You two are added. Big Grin
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Dec 12, 2019 2:37 PM CST
Me! Me! I'm looking forward to it!
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Dec 12, 2019 4:41 PM CST
No foolhardy promises, but I have requested the time off Crossing Fingers!
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
Dec 12, 2019 6:25 PM CST

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Hurray!
Connie

And Dirt, I am putting you and Asa on the list. That way you have to come. Big Grin
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