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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 22, 2012 6:23 PM CST
The sun came out so everything of course is put on hold so I can run out and check on my semps...what else is so important Rolling on the floor laughing Posting to show how pretty, don't have a hope of identifying any of these because they have looked so different for the 9 months that I've had them Rolling my eyes.
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Then this one, which has such wonderful cilia...sure can't wait until it has some chicks!!
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This one is going to be really large!
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And finally this one, which is currently very grayish/green but goes through stages of being olive and now this purplish, its been a very profuse hen! (lots of chicks) Thumbs up I've thought maybe its 'Silverine' but that's just a wild guess
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Cheers all
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 22, 2012 8:39 PM CST

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Hurray! Greg great photos.
The first photo looks like it has some very mushy, rotting lower leaves. It might be a good idea to gently remove them and tuck gravel under the healthy leaves.

Love the one with cilia and such wonderful tufting on the end of the leaves. Lovey dubby
And just look at those cute little offsets waiting for spring, in the last photo. How sweet. Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 22, 2012 8:43 PM CST
Lynn, the plant in the top photo had died, I thought (except for the offshoots) then recently I noticed there's life in the middle Hurray! So I will take your advice and clear away some of the dead leaves, I just didn't want to mess with it since it seems to be in the process of some sort of rejuvenation Big Grin
Thanks Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 22, 2012 8:52 PM CST

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It shouldn't harm it to gently pull out the mushy leaves. I have to do that occasionally, for the same reason yours is doing that. RAIN, and lots of it. Sad
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 22, 2012 10:51 PM CST
Hilarious! Ok Lynn, will do that and let you know how it goes Sticking tongue out
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Dec 23, 2012 3:35 AM CST

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I agree with removing those mushy leaves. They'll be much happier. You'll be over run with chicks in no time Greg. Smiling I see your badge collection is expanding too! Big Grin
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 23, 2012 9:37 AM CST

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But look what is first on his list Chris. Green Grin!
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Sherri
Dec 23, 2012 11:47 AM CST
Lynn, can you safely just pull off the leaves or would you take the plant up to do it? I have been staring at a number of soggy little semps lately wondering what I should do.
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Dec 23, 2012 12:11 PM CST

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I saw that Lynn. He's really got the old semp addiction bad!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 23, 2012 3:17 PM CST

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Sherri, can you post a photo of them?
I only take them up from the soil if the entire rosette is looking to be in trouble.

goldfinch4 said:I saw that Lynn. He's really got the old semp addiction bad!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
He sure does. Big Grin
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 23, 2012 6:11 PM CST
I only had the "semp problem" very mildly until I got on here with you all!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
A nearby yard has some really nice specimens, I saw the little rosettes, and I said "pretty!"...but then I saw the blooms and I said "man, that looks like succulent blooms what are those??" These were really big and fat and a slight scent!
Then I looked at a nursery and bought my first little webby one, (didn't keep a label, because it was just going to be one or two) Whistling
Its not like I'm trying to 'keep up', its that they're so many cute ones!! And the little bit of resistance I may have goes out the window when I have you all saying - "ah go ahead get 'em!!" Big Grin
And then I go onto SMG or Young's and they have other totally cute ones! Thumbs up
(while taking photos yesterday, I suddenly thought "ooh, these are looking so healthy (considering its winter) just wait till spring how many babies!!!!!" then I'm trying to figure out if there's any way to tell which ones and how many they'll produce and on and on Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby There are several new tenants in my building and now I'm hogging all the garden space - ooops! I hope none of them are into gardening! (I have to get more mini green walls made as soon as spring is here so I can return one of the beds) Hilarious!
I didn't pull any leaves yet, because they're only dry, they're not mushy at all, its the oddest thing. The one looks fully dead, behind the main clump, which is how this one looked just a few weeks ago, I thought I'd lost both of them, but then this one is changing color, I'm wondering if the hen just changes into an odd brown color which looks dead?? (just so you don't think I'm crazy, I have pulled off many of the soggy dead leaves from other plants) Its a very curious and happy thing! Hurray!

Sherri, come spring I want to see your garden!! I can't imagine so many semps in pots, sounds really beautiful! I'll pay my price of entry (a couple of babies of variety you don't have) Hilarious! Hurray!

Cheers all, it has been so much fun getting to know you all and building my semp knowledge and actually keeping the labels, and recognizing which country hybridizers are from (since so many of the semps that I "absolutely must have or I'll just die!" are from Europe or are a species from Turkey or Aremenia (like that's going to happen) Shrug!
Chris, I only need .50 acorn to get my final (for now) badge...a cat lover, can't have a dog lover without cat lover huh?! Group hug
Happy holidays all
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Sherri
Dec 23, 2012 9:48 PM CST
Greg, I have a really pretty NOID from Twit that you should come get in the spring.
Once upon a time it had a name, I just managed to lose it.
Very green, very prolific and quite pretty.
Walked by your wall in
Freemont today, wondered how your wall was doing.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 23, 2012 9:51 PM CST
I just had a lovely unexpected holiday gift from Marilyn (CDsSister) of 5.5 acorns - Hurray! I'm getting my cat lover badge right now! Just wanted to publicly say how nice this was (I know its corny but it really was so unexpected that it means alot to me, and I will "pay it forward")
Thanks all Crying
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 23, 2012 9:54 PM CST
Hey Sherri, mine is ok...its surviving this wind and rain (seems to be better off than some of the semps in the beds) The sedum in it are doing great, amazing little plants (rooting in the air where the soil has shifted!!) The semps I'm crossing fingers, they're so young I have to wait until they grow more - waiting patiently! Thumbs up
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Dec 24, 2012 3:06 AM CST

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I do have to agree Greg, that we feed off each others' semp addictions! Rolling on the floor laughing It doesn't matter how many you have, you'll always want more. Whistling As we learn about how each one produces chicks, or handles wet weather, or ?, those are great comments to add to the database entries for future reference. Leaves turning brown from being dry aren't quite as serious as those that are mushy. The mushy ones are from rot and that'll kill a plant faster. They are pretty forgiving plants for the most part. Your experience shows that. Crisp or mushy leaves aren't normal for a healthy semp though.

CDs Sister is so sweet for giving you the acorns! Group hug
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 24, 2012 9:22 AM CST

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That was very sweet of Marilyn to give you acorns. She is just that kind of person. Lovey dubby
And I see you added your cat. Hurray!
Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Dec 24, 2012 10:01 AM CST
Here is my NOID Semp! from early on in 2012 until now!

This is when I first got it, in the same container as my semp seedlings.


This is after I put it outside on it's own.
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A few months later..
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A little after...
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Start of December...
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Now....
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twitcher
Dec 24, 2012 12:13 PM CST
I think there was an implied question as to whether the odd-ball semp was the same or a different variety than the r-mahogany above. It is quite common to see no-id seedlings emerge in a pot or colony when the pot or colony is older. One will not notice a new seedling for whatever reason until it gets large enough to stand out. Thus it is likely that the odd one in the pot above is not a rubellum mahogany, but a stranger taking advantage of the opportunity to grow in a new home. To preserve the named variety, the odd ones should be moved to another home, imho, or weeded out.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 24, 2012 12:28 PM CST

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Pia, did you mean sempervivum in your above post?
That is lovely semp in your photos. Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 24, 2012 1:34 PM CST
Thanks Twit, I'll check for that myself, as some of my babies grow!
Pia thanks for the photo, what a sweet plant!
Cheers all
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling

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