Sempervivum forum: March 2014 Open House at Kevin Vaughn's

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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Mar 27, 2014 1:57 AM CST
I got so happy about the chowder I forgot to say that I love that odd color of pink!! I like the shape also, it is intersting! I love the perfect lotus shapes, but we need some of everything to keep it interesting (my opinion!)
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Name: Lynn
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Mar 27, 2014 6:39 AM CST

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I would also like to see it in different seasons, to see what the seasonal color changes will be like.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Mar 27, 2014 9:59 AM CST
I agree Interesting to see what they will do over the different seasons.

So If you were to fertilize sempervivum what would you use?
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Mar 27, 2014 11:18 AM CST
Thanks for the comments. The shapes on the "odd pinkish shades" from the 'Lilac Time' X 'Jungle Shadows' varied all over the place. Some were full lotus shapes to others more like 'Jungle Shadows'. There were all colors in these crosses though from plain green to dark purple. Very interesting group. This is going to be a hard group for the students in the training session to sort through. It will be touigh for me to decide what to keep too as I would like to see what the next generation on these seedlings do as the parents are SO different there could be all sorts of interesting combinations that are generated.

On the seedlings I use "Quick Start" every two weeks and then taper off about August so they are more ready for winter. The named varieties I usually only fertilize in the spring but last year I did push the ones received in '12 from Fernwood so they would be big clumps in '14. Big mistake! They were pushed too hard and had losses from too lush plants facing the freeze in December. Of course in a "normal" year in Oregon that wouldn't have been a problem!

I love the "WILL WORK FOR CHOWDER" Greg! Mom's recipe is pretty damn good, just ask Cliff!

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Mar 27, 2014 12:29 PM CST
Thank you. It would be interesting to see what the seedlings would bring to the mix.
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