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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 16, 2020 6:07 PM CST
I wasn't sure how to post this. Thought about dumping it with Mark's thread but didn't seem right. So here's a new thread for those thinking of making a crevice garden big or small.
Created this yesterday with extra semps pulled from the bed I'm weeding.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Feb 16, 2020 7:03 PM CST
Very nice, Julia, I love your container! It is perfect for a little crevice garden.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 16, 2020 7:03 PM CST
Thanks Connie! Goodwill find!
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Feb 16, 2020 7:05 PM CST
Wow, that was lucky! I assume it has drainage hole too.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 16, 2020 7:09 PM CST
Yes 3 big ones!
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 16, 2020 9:15 PM CST

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Great idea Julia, starting a 'come all' Crevice Garden thread.
Love that container, and it is amazing how quickly they start filling in.

The one you encouraged me to do last year needs some work. Here it is back in September. It has grown more since them and is really needing some work to bring it into scale.
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This is April 1, 2019
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Thank you Julia for the encouragement in doing this. Group hug

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 16, 2020 9:22 PM CST
I left you a bag of small slate last year at clinic. You should add some. I need to get more and will add to this one.
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 16, 2020 9:39 PM CST

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Yes, I was just looking at it yesterday. Another project for tomorrow. Hurray!
Hmmm, and maybe it's a good time to start another crevice garden?
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 16, 2020 9:44 PM CST

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Uh oh, look what I found.
https://www.google.com/search?...
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LarryCrutchley
Feb 16, 2020 9:52 PM CST
springcolor and valleylynn

Very nice Smiling
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 16, 2020 9:58 PM CST
Thank you Larry,, welcome to the sempervivum forum. You make crevice gardens?

Lots of nice examples on Pinterest too.
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LarryCrutchley
Feb 16, 2020 10:14 PM CST
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No i haven't made any,but i might try.I had some hen and chicks several years ago but i think the squirrels took care of them. Sad I do have a few now that a friend gave me that i put in a ceramic shoe.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 16, 2020 10:19 PM CST
Great ! Darn squirrels, I potted up some semps to root and they thought I put them there to store their peanuts in.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Feb 16, 2020 10:33 PM CST
Did y'all see the crevice garden built on the flat rock kind of like my little rock garden that I brought to the clinic? Pretty cool and I wonder how they kept the uprights from flopping over...

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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 16, 2020 11:24 PM CST

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Larry those squirrels can sure be a problem. We just have one that comes visiting now and then. He is bad for burying acorns, walnuts and hazelnuts. Mostly he behaves himself. When I do new plantings I put bird netting over it until they are well rooted in. I am so thankful that I don't have the ground squirrels that Kevin has. Sad

Connie, I did see that one and found it very interesting. Bet they are wedged in at the bottom with smaller rocks. It is so interesting.

I could see something like this done at the far end of the new 24 foot raised bed? What do you guys think? What a great way to get more planting space. Go vertical.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Feb 16, 2020 11:35 PM CST
So many wonderful ideas... Yeah, you could try something like that at the end of a bed.
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 16, 2020 11:38 PM CST

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My head is spinning just thinking about it.
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
Feb 17, 2020 11:38 AM CST
That wall of semps is amazing!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 17, 2020 1:16 PM CST
Thanks, Julia, for starting this thread AND posting a starting crevice garden to go with it! I like the simplicity of it as the semps will be showcased more with fewer rocks. I've seen some arrangements where the rocks are more prominent than the plants.
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 17, 2020 2:54 PM CST

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I agree Bev, that is why I really like the stacked stone wall with semps everywhere.

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