Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: planting these semp's outside in a bed

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Oct 20, 2012 2:56 PM CST
Will these semp's fair well over the winter here planted outside in a bed.I have always thought i was zone 8a & then happened to be looking up a plant i bought at lowes on lowe's web sites.Their site had me at 7b.our winters are so unpredictable but normally we either have a winter or are wearing shorts at christmas.I'm going to stick with 8a
Thumb of 2012-10-20/jojoe/87e1ac Sempervivum rubellum 'Mahogany'


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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Oct 20, 2012 3:20 PM CST

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They should be just fine. I'm in a zone 4B and they do good. Just make sure they don't sit in water if you have wet winters.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2012 5:14 PM CST

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I agree with Chris, they should be very happy in your growing zone. They are such easy plants to make happy as long as they soil is fast draining and the drain holes in the pots don't clog. Clogging drain holes can be sure death to semps.

Very healthy looking semps Jelinda. Thumbs up
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Oct 21, 2012 7:54 AM CST
I was referring to put them in a bed i have been putting together.We bought a load of compost,it's all forest compost i guess you could call it.It drains well & dries out quickly.instead of raking leaves my hubby goes over them with the mower until they are cut up really good.They sit all summer or until i use them.I mixed them into the compost,which already has a lot of material like small sticks etc... in it.The bed is also on a slope and is a rock garden so there's small pebbles as well.

If they would still do better in pots how big of a pot should they be put in compared to the plants size.I do have some yard art & 2 are pot holders that i have been thinking about putting in the bed for plants in the summer that need to come in during the winter.

We are going camping starting this Wed.at a lake i'm hoping to find some drift wood for my bed. Whistling sorry that had nothing to do with plants,but i'm excited about this new bed & looking for the right type of plants for it!!! Hurray! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 21, 2012 8:06 AM CST

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Your semps would probably do better in the ground in your area. It gets so hot in the summer. Just remember when the hot temps come not to keep them wet, they might steam cook.
I can't wait to see photos.

I love camping. Don't forget to take photos of the treasures you find. Hurray!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 21, 2012 8:21 AM CST

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What fun collecting driftwood!
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Oct 21, 2012 5:59 PM CST
i think it would look nice in the bed i am putting together.I didn't make a plan of what it would look like i am just buying plants that like to live in rock gardens and i have moved rocks around some i had to get the hubby to move they were just to big.It may take a while for me to finish but the plants in it do look good.Can't wait to see what i find to add to it from around the lake while camping.

Any tips on good plants, would be appreciated.I just planted a 'Blue Fortune' Agastache without getting a bee sting.They attract bee's definitely
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 21, 2012 6:12 PM CST

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Here is a few ideas Jelinda. I have just started incorporating some of the smaller alpine type plants into my semp beds. Sure wish I would have discovered these plants year ago.
http://garden.org/ideas/view/valleylynn/268/Discovering-alpi...

And I have found more this year. Hurray!

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