Sempervivum forum: Thanks to Lynn, I'm Just Getting Started With a Collection of Sempervivum

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Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
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DonfromPA
Apr 12, 2020 4:37 PM CST
Lynn, I'm afraid you have created a monster in this old gardener!. In addition to several offsets I just ordered from you, I had also placed a small order with Mountain Crest Gardens as well as another succulent nursery located in Wisconsin. At your suggestion I just took a close look-see at Youngs and Perennial Obsessions' sempervivum offerings.

Up to now I only had a couple of NOIDS - one given to me by my step-daughter and the other purchased at Home Depot, and pretty much unaware of the fantastic array of choices available.

I have been preparing my "wish list" - but will need to rob a bank and hire a slew of gardeners - to acquire even a very small part of the "wish list."

Thank you so much for opening my eyes to the wonderful world of sempervivum.

Don
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies - Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
Love of gardening grows on you!
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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DonfromPA
Apr 12, 2020 4:48 PM CST
Oh sorry. Lynn also mentioned SMG - they have some beauties also.
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies - Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Apr 12, 2020 5:03 PM CST
All wonderful places to find Semps and they can become a challenge to the pocket book. But they are so fun to acquire.

We will all be watching to see how you develop your new "hobby/addiction. Welcome to the wonderful wacky world of sempaholicism.
Hurray! Group hug Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 12, 2020 6:04 PM CST

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Oh Don, you made my day with how excited and happy you are. Wow, we just love it when we can get some one new encouraged (addicted) to the semps we all love so much.
You are going to have so much fun. Is your wife back home yet?
Is it Chris in Wisconsin? She has amazing semps also.

Hi Don, my name is Lynn and I am addicted to sempervivum. We can help you here. Whistling
Name: Nathaniel
IN (Zone 6b)
ndmpkt13
Apr 12, 2020 6:10 PM CST
What semps have you ordered?
Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
Love of gardening grows on you!
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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DonfromPA
Apr 12, 2020 6:38 PM CST
Lynn - The nursery in Wisconsin was Simply Succulents, although I think they are also operating in Arizona or somewhere down SW USA. My wife
is still hospitalized but on the road to recovery. Hope to get her home within the next couple of days.

Nathaniel - Have ordered and received the following:

Offsets: Blue Balou
Borscht
De Kardijk
Doll's Garden
Engle's 13-2
Glauca Minor
Goldmarie
Irazu
Jeramia
Jet
Kimono
Lemon Kiss
Lilac Time
Merlin
Nachtmelodie
Ohu Om Ohu
Pink Grapefruit
Shauna
Virgil Ford
Walnut Toffee
Pink Pearl

Rosettes - mostly with chicks attached:
Rocknoll Rosette
Gloriosum
Mount Usher
Casa
Director Jacobs
Raspberry Ice
Albidum
Monasses
Pacific Red Tide
Royal Ruby
Starshine
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies - Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
Apr 12, 2020 6:44 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing You're officially addicted!

We hope your wife gets home soon. Was it the corona virus?
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Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
Love of gardening grows on you!
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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DonfromPA
Apr 12, 2020 6:50 PM CST
Fellow gardeners aka Sempervivum Addicts - Thanks so much for the many "thumbs up" for my recent postings. Appreciate them!
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies - Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
Love of gardening grows on you!
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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DonfromPA
Apr 12, 2020 6:58 PM CST
Karen - No, fortunately it was not corona virus. This is second time in a two-week period that she has been hospitalized. First time was for urinary tract infection (or possibly kidney infection - I'm not sure.)

Three days after being discharged from hospital, she was re-admitted with signs of pending kidney failure. She's been in the hospital the second time around for eight days - condition improving but bloodwork still shows signs of kidney problems. She has an excelled kidney specialist handling her care.

Thanks for your concern. Will be glad to get her home again - been married for 43 years this coming September and not used to "holding down the fort" by myself.

Don
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies - Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
Apr 12, 2020 7:01 PM CST
It's good she will be home soon. My husband has had to hold down the fort recently while I was hospitalized for a cervical and a lumbar surgery. We've been married 54 years.
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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
Apr 12, 2020 9:28 PM CST

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Don I am so glad to hear Pearl will be home soon. Holding the fort down single handed can be a lonely job. Hang in there.
Oh, and here is a link to Chris' website. https://cubits.org/TheSempervi...
Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
Love of gardening grows on you!
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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DonfromPA
Apr 13, 2020 5:21 AM CST
Thanks for Chris' website - twisted my arm in making me add quite a few more choices to my Wish List.

To Everyone: For the additional "thumbs up" you gave me, "Thank You"

I've been following the Sempervivum forum for quite some time and enjoy all the comments and pictures. Also interested in Sedums....but as you may have noticed, semps are keeping me fully occupied at the moment.
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies - Gertrude Jekyll
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 13, 2020 8:42 AM CST

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Good morning Don.
Don't forget to share some photos with us. We LOVE photos of other people semps and how they are growing them. Hurray!
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
Apr 13, 2020 9:02 AM CST
Why does that Queen song keep running through my head?

You know the one I mean.



Another One Bites the Dust!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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 13, 2020 7:39 PM CST

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The Queen song?????
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Apr 14, 2020 1:45 AM CST
Get Clift to YouTube it for you, Lynn.
The group's name is Queen, a band from the 70s (?) and whose music I discovered when I was 55. Did anyone see the Queen musical: We Will Rock You! I did last year! Hurray!
Name: Kathy
Arkansas (Zone 8b)
"Pets should not be a whim"
Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Region: Arkansas Region: Louisiana Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Kathy547
Apr 19, 2020 11:46 AM CST
I'm new too, & just ordered a second time from Lynn. I don't know why, but I thought they were delicate & I would need to bring them indoors during the winter.

Mine were birthday presents to myself. Last night my husband said, "I'm sorry I didn't get you anything for your birthday" (Me thinking to myself: You never do. That's why I order stuff & don't tell you about it). He felt really bad & then said, "Hey, the next time you go to town why don't you buy some plants & say they're from me? Maybe $100 worth?" (Me: I love you. Also me: I've already done it.). I've ordered from Lynn & about 3 different people in Facebook groups. My husband is the type of person who is appalled at people who grow anything you can't eat or that has some use.
"Don't breed or buy while animals in shelters die."
"A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal..." Proverbs 12:10
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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
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 19, 2020 11:56 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
They do have use, they feed out souls with their beauty and resilience. Lovey dubby
What a sweet gesture by your husband Kathy. Group hug
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
Apr 19, 2020 11:56 AM CST
Good for you, Kathy! Have fun with your new semps, and they love being outdoors! My summers are too hot for them, so I have to give them more shaded places. I also have trouble with deer, rabbits and squirrels eating the newly planted ones.
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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
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 19, 2020 11:59 AM CST

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Yes, Karen faces challenges in growing her semps. Yet she still manages to grow them and love them. Group hug

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