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Apr 30, 2022 9:13 PM CST
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
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since I moved to texas from the north east I have been frying semps.
Okay trying to adapt, I have some semps in planters and a a few in a shady spot.
I a!so have some in planrers under trees, no phots, so far doing ok but today is only Apri 29, lets see what happens in a few months


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Apr 30, 2022 9:46 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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They may prefer some shade from the Texas sun. I use bamboo screens during the summer here. I just lean them against the house with potted semps tucked behind. The bamboo is easy to move around and roll up to store in the off season.
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May 1, 2022 10:50 AM CST
Fairfax VA (Zone 7a)
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Yes I agree. I think you'll have better luck with Sedum. Might be a biased opinion/guess though Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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May 1, 2022 3:38 PM CST
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Hi Ed
See if it works by putting them in morning sun only. At least for summer. That is a big learning curve from North East to Texas. Keep us updated on how it goes.
@Gypsi has been doing a good job of figuring it out. She is in Texas.
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May 1, 2022 6:28 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
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Hi Ed. What part of Texas are you in? We have about 4 climate zones. I am in Fort Worth, Where the Timber Ridge area meets the Blackland Prairie. I get a little less rain than folks east of me, but lately it shows up in multiple inches. Your enemies are water and heat in summer, wind and extreme cold in winter, at least in Fort Worth.

Georgetown is down by Austin, you are probably not going to have the winter problem. And not as much rain as the Houston area. So my solution for summer is to have my semps on my firewood stand which is at the southern edge of the canopy of my live oak. They get morning sun and late afternoon sun but no noonday sun. Seems to work pretty well. If we have extreme rain coming, I will cover them so they don't get too wet. I water every couple of weeks in summer, in the evening. I mixed my own soil so it has good drainage. And I do have gravel over the soil to keep them away from wet dirt. I love your strawberry pot, but I've not tried one of those yet. Maybe the member from North Richland Hills has, can't remember his name. This isn't a great picture, but 2 pm yesterday after I mowed. My semps are under the wire hardware cloth cage on the wood and brick firewood stand. Cage is for the squirrels, to keep them from planting acorns in my pots.
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May 1, 2022 10:36 PM CST
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Thank you Alice for the great information.
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May 2, 2022 8:56 PM CST
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
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gypsi, winter is fine my semps were covered in snow and did well.
Its this Texas heat or sun that is the problem.
So far the ones I posted are doin g well but its its only slightly warm 88 today Green Grin! lets see what happens once it gets hot.
sedumzz sedum is easier but you cant help who you like Lovey dubby
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May 3, 2022 7:03 PM CST
Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
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Herrwood, The semps I have now lived thru last summer. I lost some in a drafty above ground location during a late January hard freeze (15 with a wind chill near zero) but all of the varieties I have lived thru last summer outdoors, on that wood rack. Same spot I have them now. We had 100 degree weather, heat and humidity. I watered every 2 weeks or so if it didn't rain, after checking moisture an inch down in the soil, always in the evening so they had cool time for the water to drain off before the sun came up and baked them. I am posting pictures of my semps before the big freeze taken about January 1st 2022, after summer of 2021 heat

That strawberry pot is interesting, I looked at one yesterday and didn't buy it, I don't think I could get even succulents or sedum thru the heat in that.
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You will note I don't have the really nice color that semps that winter in the north get.

We had a very warm December, temps in the 80s for much of it, and then bitter cold hit. I did replace 6 semps after that cold snap had destroyed them, since I had them way up off the ground to be totally blasted by the wind.
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May 3, 2022 9:25 PM CST
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
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they look like they are doing fine.
Its not a strawberry pot its a waste paper basket I bought at a thrift store and drilled some holes in it
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May 5, 2022 4:02 PM CST
Warren County, Kentucky, USA (Zone 6b)
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herrwood said: ...
Its not a strawberry pot its a waste paper basket I bought at a thrift store and drilled some holes in it


Clever!! Please let us know how they do in it.
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May 5, 2022 10:01 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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herrwood said: they look like they are doing fine.

Alice, I agree with Ed. They survived and look good. A little clean up here and there and they will feel beautiful themselves!
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May 31, 2022 8:52 AM CST
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Houseplants Sempervivums Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 1
This is a hanging basket shaded by a tree in the morning, Seem to be doing well and have nice color.

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May 31, 2022 9:16 AM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Nice colors.
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May 31, 2022 10:12 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Your hanging basket is quite nice, Ed; I love the mix!
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May 31, 2022 10:42 AM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Nice idea! I bet you can get another season out of it and it will fill in.
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May 31, 2022 11:37 AM CST
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Ed, how old is that planting. It is sure loving the lighting situation. VERY nice. Lovey dubby
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May 31, 2022 11:48 AM CST
Name: Ed
Georgetown, Tx (Zone 8b)
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Houseplants Sempervivums Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 1
valleylynn said: Ed, how old is that planting. It is sure loving the lighting situation. VERY nice. Lovey dubby

It was in my garage for a while but is been outside about 3 months.
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May 31, 2022 12:12 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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herrwood said: It was in my garage for a while but is been outside about 3 months.


What is your weather like this time of year? Texas can be hard on semps. Yours are looking gorgeous.
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May 31, 2022 12:22 PM CST
Name: Sharen
Hollidaysburg PA (Zone 6b)
I love the hanging pot. What is the sedum in the front left corner, the variegated one?
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May 31, 2022 3:04 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Sharen, it looks like Phedimus spurius 'Fool's Gold'. Love that plant, also known as Sedum spurium 'Fool's Gold'.

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