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Jan 19, 2023 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Succulents

This was taken in the Arid Greenhouse at Chicago Botanic Garden. It's actually the back of an armadillo-shaped mass planting.

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Here's the original image of the fat armadillo, his snout wasn't fully covered.
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And in case anyone was wondering what the small sign said, when resizing for the forums it was near unreadable.
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Jan 19, 2023 6:20 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Excellent banner Nancy!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jan 19, 2023 8:37 PM CST
Name: Laurie
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I agree
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Jan 19, 2023 9:19 PM CST
Name: Gigi AdeniumPlumeria
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Love this Beautiful banner Nancy! Lovey dubby I initially thought it was Bev's banner.
©by Gigi Adenium Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention. I also enjoy hand pollinating desert roses.”
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Jan 20, 2023 4:03 AM CST
Central Florida (Zone 9a)
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Bravo Nancy! Lovey dubby
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Jan 20, 2023 6:37 AM CST
Name: Suz
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
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Beautiful banner Nancy!!!
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Jan 20, 2023 8:09 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL @--`--,----- 🌹 (Zone 8b)
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Outstanding!
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Jan 20, 2023 8:55 AM CST
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Love it, Nancy! Hurray!
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Jan 20, 2023 9:26 AM CST
Name: Donna
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I agree with everyone.
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Jan 20, 2023 1:04 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Great banner. I find the sign interesting, since there doesn't seem to be any S. arachnoidium type semps.
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Jan 20, 2023 1:05 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
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I don't know how hard shapes like these are to create or maintain, but they sure are fun to see. This armadillo shape is a first for me. Love it!
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Jan 20, 2023 2:03 PM CST
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Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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If I lived someplace warm year round where I could leave it outside, I'd definitely give it a try, they look like fun. I just wouldn't have the space to bring anything that big inside and have it be near a window. I did some digging and found these interesting sites though:
https://everydaybest.com/how-t...

You can buy ready-made forms filled with moss here:
https://www.hendersongardensup...
Nessie was my favorite (but ouch! the price!), and that got me wondering if you couldn't shape your own out of chicken wire maybe and fill it with the spaghnum moss? I've got a Nessie-type banner in queue for someday from a park that looks like they could have ordered from here. And the turtle on Page 4 has me rethinking "do I have room?"
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Jan 20, 2023 3:10 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Nancy, sempervivum are alpine type plants, and should be quite happy outdoors where you live. Smiling
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Jan 20, 2023 4:18 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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I know it says hard to Zone 3 and in the ground I've no doubt. But do you really think they'd live through our winters stuck into moss where the cold air can circulate all around? I just might have to think about it trying it on a small one...
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Jan 20, 2023 5:06 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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You could place it in a more protected area?
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Jan 21, 2023 10:00 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL @--`--,----- 🌹 (Zone 8b)
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I think the key would be to keep them from being covered with snow. The sunny side or end of a covered porch is where I would put those. I've always thought they look cute in a strawberry pot.
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Jan 23, 2023 3:27 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL @--`--,----- 🌹 (Zone 8b)
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Came across this pic clicking around the database & thought this discussion would appreciate it:
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
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The only way to succeed is to try!
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The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
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Jan 23, 2023 3:59 PM CST
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Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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That is so charming! I'd love to do something like that.
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Jan 24, 2023 8:19 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL @--`--,----- 🌹 (Zone 8b)
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Me too! I have 2 broken pots. I think it also shows so well how little soil those plants need.
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯
The only way to succeed is to try!
🐣🐦🐔🍯🐾🌺🌻🌸🌼🌹
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧🍁🍂🌽❀☀ ☕👓🐝
Try to be more valuable than a bad example.
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