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Jun 11, 2013 1:28 PM CST
|What semps grow in mounds for you?|
Here are some of mine. Each has it's own form of mounding and beauty.
Koko Flanel on the left and Ali on the right.
Jun 11, 2013 1:37 PM CST
|Gee Lynn, you should have separated those into mounds, hills and mountains! Photo of Ann-Marie looks to depict a hill of cathedrals!|
Jun 11, 2013 1:59 PM CST
|I would say that Ann-Marie looks like miniature red and green basalt cliffs! Lynn you sure do an extraordinary job at growing (successfully!) such a large collection of semp varieties. to you .|
Jun 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST
Bev, Love the Comolii and the Ann-Marie.
Well actually all of them. They are really great litttle mountains of joy.
Jun 11, 2013 2:28 PM CST
|Thank you all. Can't wait to see your mounding semps. |
When I was looking at Ann-Marie, the first thing that came to mind was cathedral spires. Even before I took the photo.
Super Dome would have been a much taller/bigger mound, except I divided it up last year. It was down to a single layer of a few rosettes. This is one of Cynda's (Perennial Obsessions) favorite semps. Sure glad she talked me into that one.
The Oddity is a bit disconcerting to me. It fascinates me, but is so disorganized, not much in the beauty department. But I still love if the it's fascinating growth pattern.
Jun 11, 2013 4:48 PM CST
|It really never occurred to me to let mine mound. I thought when they started getting bunchie it meant it was time to divide them, like you do iris etc. I loved the look on some of Lynn's but on some I felt a claustrophobic compulsion to want to free them from getting mashed. |
Jun 11, 2013 4:52 PM CST
I think those mounds are their natural habitat
Jun 11, 2013 5:11 PM CST
|I didn't know any better and didn't have a good mentor like Lynn to help me out! |
Jun 11, 2013 5:56 PM CST
|That's the nice thing about gardening, in particular the sempervivum. There are so many ways to do it. |
Keep them low growing, with offsets ringing the parent rosette, in beds/borders, containers/crafts. We have it all.
Or let them mound. I like having them both ways, but some are just natural mounders.
Jun 11, 2013 11:13 PM CST
|I always thought as Patty that if I let them get squeezed it was not healthy. Now that I see what you have going on Lynn I like it.|
Jun 12, 2013 7:12 AM CST
|Give it a try Cinta.|