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Aug 15, 2014 2:37 PM CST
|Just thought I would show off my Log planter with its NOID cactus bloom :|
Aug 15, 2014 2:41 PM CST
|Wow Bev it looks fake!! So pretty! |
Aug 15, 2014 2:41 PM CST
|Oops, didn't notice that this thread was in the semp forum...I thought it was the container forum...|
Aug 15, 2014 2:47 PM CST
|If its a "real log" and not a plaster of paris log, then you're safe (so says I anyway!) |
Aug 15, 2014 3:26 PM CST
|It is now in the Container Forum, post away. |
That is beautiful Bev. What kind of cactus is it?
Aug 15, 2014 3:35 PM CST
|That is beautiful Bev. The color of the cactus even compliments the bloom.|
Aug 15, 2014 3:50 PM CST
|Don't know the ID of the cactus but what attracted me to it long ago was that the needles were far apart from each other enough so that I could touch the flesh (oops, wrong forum for this) and the apple green coloring was attractive.|
Aug 15, 2014 4:00 PM CST
|Nope, not the wrong forum, it is in a container.|
Aug 16, 2014 8:40 PM CST
|Love it! |
Sempervivum for Sale
Aug 17, 2014 6:20 AM CST
|Those are so great. Zone envy here.|
Aug 17, 2014 9:18 PM CST
My semp planted in log from last year did not survive the winter. And I did not try to replant it.
I have to go out this week and check all my containers. The house painters have smashed a couple of things and I am almost afraid to look at all of them as I put them back. I am only going to move them when I am sure they are all finished. (by late this week I think)
Aug 17, 2014 9:48 PM CST
|Oh no. Keep us updated Marilyn. They didn't smash the containers did they?|
Aug 17, 2014 10:37 PM CST
|Ooh, Marilyn, sorry to hear about the patio (?) members being in danger. Hopefully not too much damage?|
After the plundering of Lynn's beds in May, your log planter shouId have plenty of new candidates for planting?
The log with cactus planting is a snap to care for as the cactus doesn't ask for much; it's the rest of the container plantings that I did in 2013 that need all the constant maintenance. So I treated myself to an "organizer" to keep planted containers off the ground where the flagstone was getting really hot on those 90 degree days, to help me keep a good eye (level) on them and to facilitate easier watering without having to bend down:
Aug 17, 2014 11:27 PM CST
|They are so beautiful Bev, plants and containers. But I don't see your log planter?|
Aug 17, 2014 11:42 PM CST
|It's the one at the start of this thread with the cactus in it. The larger log I planted went kaput...|
Aug 18, 2014 8:39 AM CST
|My log did the same kaput thing.|
Aug 18, 2014 9:16 AM CST
|Bev your plant stand is so pretty. You always have such pretty combos in your pots too.|
When you all say your logs with away do you mean the logs did not survive but the semps/succulents did?
I am getting ready to put together what I am calling a "Semp Village". It will consist basically wooden objects, bird house, bird nest, etc.
The last couple of items I made with semps the logs and items only lasted 2 yrs before they rotted. I am going to treat them with poly this time before I plant them.
Later this week I will post a development and progress in the Semp forum.
Aug 18, 2014 9:19 AM CST
|Ooh, Bev, I love your set up. I've got to find one like that. I've had some semp loses and am still trying to feel my way around them. It's just too wet, too hot in this area, but I refuse to give up. All the ones planted out in the open, just rotted away. I find that I just have to keep them under shelter. The survivors that are (neglected), are doing well, but I've lost most of my labels. I've had some repotted in chick grit rot, because they sat out in 2 days of rain while I was away. Around here we get pop up showers all the time, and they sometimes don't show on the radar. I also had to learn the hard way that when I buy semps in large or deep pots, I need to take them out, change the soil, and repot, or else the roots will rot. All in all, I think I've got the hang of it now.|
Aug 18, 2014 9:40 AM CST
|It is strange I too had trouble when I started growing semps and moisture but with tender succulents I do not have trouble with moisture.|
I have a lot of pine trees that shed so I mix gravel and pine needles and lay my semps on top. They seem to grow better with no soil than in soil in my area. Between snow and rain they just do not like or need soil.
Aug 18, 2014 9:40 AM CST
|Love, love, love your organizer Bev. I like the idea of having up so you don't have to stoop to water and maintain. I have most of mine now on the ground as I thought the might last through the winter better if they were low. They are also so heavy I can't easily move them around.|
Deborah, good luck on getting everything rearranged to your satisfaction. I will begin serously looking at what I need to do to get mine through the winter (THEY say we will have an early one this year )