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Jan 4, 2018 8:32 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hurray!
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May 29, 2021 1:56 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I've been asked to add photos of my planted garden bench so I thought this would be a good place to do. I've likely posted them before but there is no way I could find them in all of my posts!

Instructions for how I made it:
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Showing a little sempervivum growing in the crevice of a bark "pillow"
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Lewisia, Sedum Angelina (self-planted of course) and Sedum Cape Blanco (note the self-planted clump in front of the bender board)
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May 29, 2021 2:13 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Yay, Connie! Thanks for getting back to us with this! I love that last photo!
P.S. I still have the slate from our landscape supply shopping spree but haven't done anything with the slate to attempt the table garden. Just can't figure out where to put one and if there's enough sun to sustain the semps. Also the HOA may be picky about what can be put in the area where there's afternoon sun. Maybe if I moved to another house....
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May 29, 2021 2:18 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
You can always use the slate to set a pot on especially if the slab is big enough to show around the bottom edge of the pot.
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May 29, 2021 3:17 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Yes, good idea! Now where in the garage did I put those pieces?? I did finally use up that bag of bonsai soil you introduced me to so long ago. There's a few plants sitting in it in different pots.
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May 29, 2021 5:42 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Awesome!!!
Thanks Connie
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May 30, 2021 2:29 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Connie that bench planting is lovely. I keep going back to the last photo, my favorite. It fills me with a feeling of peace. Lovey dubby
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May 30, 2021 3:01 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks Lynn! I wish it looked like that now... the roses are gone (too much trouble with aphids) and the bench really needs to be completely redone. These things just don't stay nice forever. I completely reworked it several years ago.
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May 30, 2021 3:06 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Sighing!
So true about not lasting forever. How are your table and slate slab gardens doing?
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May 30, 2021 3:54 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Lynn, the big table garden needs a work over too. My worst enemy is moss as it really takes over. I think what I'll do is replace the soil all around the four edges and replant with new stuff. The "Stinky Maple" is doing ok but the Snow Bell tree, well, I accidentally let it go dry and all of the leaves withered. It is done for the year but this has happened before so I think it is ok for the future. Otherwise I will replace it with something not so sensitive to a little drought.

The little alliums you gave me a few years back do great and return each year Lovey dubby . The Delosperma nubigenum is a favorite of mine. It now has hangage almost to the ground! Other "hangy" perennials are doing ok too! My backyard next door neighbor gets to enjoy those views as they are not seen from in my yard unless one walks around and then only seen close up. My neighbor can enjoy the view from his patio.

The smaller little garden-on-a-rock that visited your placed isn't too bad. I need to add something to the top because the Sedum anglicum is gone. It was so pretty in bloom!
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May 30, 2021 5:49 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
I wonder how S. urvillei would do? It has a pretty little yellow bloom.
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May 30, 2021 6:11 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks Lynn. I put that one on a list of possibilities. I also have S. hispanicum growing here, there and everywhere and that is another possibility. Or I could just replace the S. angelicum seeing as I still have some on the table garden. Will have to give it some thought. On the other hand making big changes is always interesting too!
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May 30, 2021 6:32 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
The possibilities are endless.
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May 30, 2021 6:36 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
That is what makes projects like these so much fun!!

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