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I propagate hardy succulents such as Sempervivum, Jovibarba and Rosularia from seed to give me a chance of getting some exciting new types as well as a very economical way to get lots of plants. Using seed is a way to get many choices, some of them different and unusual. Sometimes you get lots of very similar types, but that’s okay; use them in tapestry beds, mosaics and other crafts.
Jul 15, 2010 10:35 AM CST
|I now know why my babies all died...I planted the poor things in a spongy mix and they drowned. |
I don't have snow here so I was surprised they survive being blanked with the white stuff all winter.
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Jul 15, 2010 11:29 AM CST
|Great article Jacki, I now feel excited about trying something new in my (limited) experience. Can't wait to get seed and try this new way of growing semps. I will have to see if I can find a source of Rosularia seed also. I would love to have some of the different types. It is very hard to find much infomation on them. |
Thank you so much for writing this article and getting me motivated to try something new.
Jul 15, 2010 3:54 PM CST
|I've wanted to try a mosiac for a long time. Now I have incentive with good information! Now to find some snow......|
Jul 15, 2010 4:04 PM CST
|It is difficult to find these types of seeds - try alpine nurseries, they sometimes have a variety of hardy succulents, so it's worth a try. Otherwise, there are not a lot around - I think we're onto something...|
I'm glad I could motivate and inspire you to try some other crafts, Zanymuse, Bubbles and Lynn - and any time you want some snow, I get lots here.
Seeds can in some cases be shipped between countries relatively easily, so if possible I'll try and locate some more, or harvest my own.
Jul 16, 2010 1:08 PM CST
|Jacki, wonderful article. I've never tried them from seed either, but will definitely do so now!|
Love your website. The rustic twig crafts are gorgeous! I like the aloe in your succulent wreath too - never would have thought of that. Can't wait to spend more time exploring your website too!
Thanks for the great article!
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Sep 1, 2010 10:07 PM CST
|Thanks Jacki for another great article!|
Wonderful information and I enjoy the pics you include.
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Sep 2, 2010 5:08 PM CST
|My pleasure! I'm a plant fanatic, and live to share!|