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Name: Nathaniel
IN (Zone 6b)
Oct 29, 2020 9:40 PM CST
While everyone loves semps here, I'm sure we all have other plants we grow. Inside I keep African Violets and here is one of my favorites.
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What other plants do others grow?
Name: Sol Zimmerdahl
Portland, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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Dec 1, 2020 11:40 PM CST
I grow mostly hardy succulents here, gound cover type sedum and delosperma are my second and third favorites. I also grow various bonsai and fruit trees. Inside I keep some tenders, plectranthus, kalanchoe, echeveria and cotyledon among other species.
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Dec 2, 2020 9:16 PM CST
I grew aferican violets b4 I moved, they grew well for me.
Nice plants.
Plants are like that little ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
Name: Nathaniel
IN (Zone 6b)
Dec 2, 2020 9:28 PM CST
I find they offer a good show when the semps and sedums are dormant.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Dec 4, 2020 11:12 AM CST
The "other plants" are actually projects I'm working on but all kinds of irises, daylilies, daffodils, penstemon, dianthus, Alliums, asters, hardy cyclamen, hardy geraniums, ivies, Kniphofias, and Heleniums are major plantings/ breeding projects. These vary from 3-5 K seedlings / year with the irises and daylilies to hundreds of the others. I dabble in a few others like the Pacific NW sedums, yarrows, hostas (they were a former major emphasis) and Pulmonaria. When I moved to Oregon it was like moving to "gardening Heaven" as I could grow virtually anything. The daffodil, daylily and iris projects started in MS and have all progressed here in Oregon. The other perennials were things that I thought needed my tinkering. One of my friends described me as a "plant interior decorator" as I never see a plant as a finished product but rather as "something that needs a makeover". Every day from March to September I'm blooming new seedlings of something so each day is exciting. Those like Lynn, Cynda and Bev who have visited often can tell you of my madness.

I have terrible windows for houseplants but there are mainly Peperomias and a few gesneriads in the one good spot.

Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Yes, I can tell you that most months out of the year Kevin's gardens and seedling beds are a source of great joy and interest. So many lovely plants to oooh and awww over.
I am now lover of the Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris because of Kevin. I had no idea what great companions to semps they are. You can see the semps in the background.

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