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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2012 8:25 PM CST

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I thought the color show was long gone until I went out this week to take photos. Max Frei is going through a stunning color show right now. The photo does not capture the depth of color that it has.

Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Sep 29, 2012 1:39 AM CST

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Gorgeous! I was just thinking last night that I need to take some pictures again because they're coloring up nice again.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 29, 2012 8:44 AM CST

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Some of the semps I got in the last year are proving to have some very pretty fall color. The ones I got this summer won't show me what they can do, until next year. Most are rooting nicely finally. It has been a particularly long drought season this year.
I just finished cleaning up all the beds again. I'm thinking about making four more. Not sure what is wrong with my thinking. Rolling on the floor laughing

Ali is like a white beacon in the beds.


Pacific Devil's Food has unusual brown coloring year round. It goes from deep chocolate to this lighter brown, with undertones of orange and gold. You can see it has quite a bit of dead leaves from the drought.


Dynamo really stands out with it's vivid contrast of lime green and red/orange tips. The drought doesn't seem to affect this semp at all.


Pacific Mauve is another one that isn't bothered by drought. This one not only has a most unusual color, but has a wonderful velvety texture to the leaves.

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Sherri
Sep 29, 2012 12:22 PM CST
Lynn, those are great pictures!
I have a few plants with a number of dead leaves after our own little unique interpretation of a drought. I've dug up a few to clean them off, pull the dead leaves and after they have dried put them back. Should I just leave them alone? I worry about all the rain we will be getting would rot those dead leaves too fast. Do you do anything to the dead leaves?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 29, 2012 12:50 PM CST

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Our local morning news said we broke a record of the driest weather from July 1st to the end of September. Instead of 3.30" of rain, Portland only got .25" of rain during that 3 month period.
Most of my lawn is brown, I have tried to keep the shrubs and perennials watered enough to keep them alive. The semp beds have been watered maybe 4 times in the 3 months. That's why there is so many dead leaves.

Sherri, I completely agree with you on cleaning most of the dead leaves out for our growing conditions. A few dead leaves are not a problem, but this many would lead to a rot problem once our rainy season arrives.
I just finished weeding the semp beds and will now start the process of removing dead leaves. There are some varieties that have not a single dead leaf, like the Dynamo. Those are some truly tough semps, they take our long, very wet rainy season and drought, without any damage. Lovey dubby
Name: Sandi
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picklepuff
Sep 30, 2012 7:40 AM CST
Sempervivum 'Round Midnight'
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 30, 2012 8:12 AM CST

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Wow, that is gorgeous Sandi.
Name: Sandi
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picklepuff
Sep 30, 2012 8:21 AM CST
Thank you! One of the semps from the Jazz series. Here is a small semp bed that I have along side my pond. Excuse the tags! I have been replacing a few here and there and moving some semps as well.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 30, 2012 8:33 AM CST

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What a wonderful feast for the eyes. So many things to explore. What a great rock garden it is. And I love the tiny sedum tree.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Sep 30, 2012 11:47 AM CST

Wow, love all the great color in the semps. I don't think mine are going through any changes from May to now.

Maybe next year???

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 30, 2012 2:10 PM CST

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You will definitely see the color next year. Mine rarely show all the color as young/new plants.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 30, 2012 4:22 PM CST

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Wow Sandi, beautiful!!

Lynn, you've got some really nice color there now. Another weekend slipped by and now I didn't get out to take pictures. Sad
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 30, 2012 5:15 PM CST

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Bummer Chris. I would love to see which of yours are having great fall color. Maybe this week, or next weekend?
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 1, 2012 12:36 AM CST

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Hope so. Next weekend is out though - have to travel for work.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 1, 2012 8:50 AM CST

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Keeping my fingers crossed for this week. Big Grin

Here is Eomer, photo taken 9/29/2012. It has such a beautiful water lily form.

Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 1, 2012 11:08 AM CST

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"It has such a beautiful water lily form."

I agree - Another ince one!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 1, 2012 11:28 AM CST

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Eomer really does have a lovely form. It really stands out from it's surrounding companions, not just because of the color, but also the very different growing form.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 3, 2012 1:21 AM CST

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I have a lot turning the dark red colors right now:

Saga
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Granada
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Grammens
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and Jungle Fires, with it's pretty red tips
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 3, 2012 9:06 AM CST

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I love the shade of green that Jungle Fires gets this time of year. And the red tip are such a nice accent.
Great photos Chris.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 4, 2012 1:16 AM CST

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Jungle Fires is one of my favorites.
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