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Jan 2, 2015 2:45 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Here we are at the beginning of a new year.
I am so excited about this new year, presenting us with new cultivars created by Kevin Vaughn. Watch Young's Garden Center. http://www.youngs-garden.com/g...
Here is just one of them, and it is a real chameleon in color changes.


Also, Don Mylin of SMG, has some wonderful hybrids: http://garden.org/plants/group...

Here is one of Don's 2012 introductions, a real beauty.
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Jan 2, 2015 3:09 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Oh my can't wait, after all this rain I'm sure there will be a space open up for a new one! Hurray!
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Jan 2, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Happy New semp year everyone! Mine have all rooted well and some are even changing colors. Crazy but I swear the color changes happened over night. When the weather gets better I will take some pics. Looking forward to everyone else's pics as always Hurray!
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Jan 2, 2015 9:08 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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I am looking forward to seeing the new photos Audrey. Hurray!
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Jan 3, 2015 3:34 AM CST
Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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New year, new thread, and some beautiful pictures to kick us off with! I Love 'Gwen's rose''
I'm kind of thinking that I need to allow for even more semp space in my new garden design! Hilarious!
Kate UK
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Jan 3, 2015 5:08 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Happy New Year everyone!!

I'm thrilled that we're actually getting some snow today! Only 2 or so inches, but enough to give my semp babies some insulation for the cold temps coming our way. November started off with cold and snow, then in early Dec. everything melted and warmed up. Next week the highs are only supposed to be in the single digits and up until this morning - no snow! They have been bare in temps in the teens many times over the past few weeks but so far look OK. I think it's better than sitting in melted snow for weeks.

'Gwen's Rose' is gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to Kevin's new introductions to be available this Spring. Hurray! Hurray! Thanks for the teaser picture Lynn.

Julia, I'm sure you'll find room for a few more, but hopefully you don't lost any/many from all the rain.

Audrey, looking forward to seeing pictures of your babies.

Kate, definitely leave room for lots of new semps in your new garden. Big Grin

Hope the New Year is full of happiness, good health and lots of semps for everyone!! Group hug
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Jan 3, 2015 9:41 AM 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
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There is some exciting news here at ATP. Read this: http://garden.org/ideas/view/d... Hurray!
And here is the link to the Events Schedule. http://garden.org/barn/events/ Hurray!

Sempervivum is scheduled for Sat, March 14, 2015 to Fri, March 20, 2015 Hurray!
Get those sempervivum photos ready for the photo contest.

What an exciting year this is going to be. Hurray!
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Jan 3, 2015 11:23 AM CST
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Lynn,

Thanks for including a picture of 'Gwen's Rose'. As you note it is REALLY variable in color. It goes from the phase you showed to a green with brilliant red bases, to a dusty pink, to a paler rose center on green and back again. It gets to about 4-5" in diameter and has very good health. It is out of 'Killer' X self and has some of the same color phases as its mm but more pastel and with much wider and bigger rosettes. At the clinic last year i gave away some of the 'Killer' seedlings to others to use in their breeding programs as 'Killer' has been a magic parent for me. This spring the group from 'Fuego' X 'Killer' should be mature enough to evaluate.

Chris, I'm SO glad that you're getting snow cover. I remember one New years Day in MA when it was -32F but luckily my rock garden was under 3' of snow. Didn't lose a plant! However, I'm not wanting to move back to those climates. it's going to be 55F here on Wednesday and I can play in the yard. Yes you can hate me!

Kevin
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Jan 3, 2015 1:13 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Don't hate you but yup, very envious! Only 4-5 more months and we'll have temps in the 50s!
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Jan 3, 2015 2:26 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Kevin, I look forward to getting more photos of the amazing 'Gwen's Rose'. It looks very different right now in it's winter colors.
I am really excited to see the results of the 'Fuego' x 'Killer' seedlings. I can only imagine what might come from that cross.

Chris, I was told this morning that Minnesota did not have a white Christmas this year. That is really weird. Seems we might be in for a very unusual weather year.
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Jan 3, 2015 4:48 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Happy New Year all!! Amazing that its 2015 already! Guess I shall go out and take photos of the semps here at my place then later in the week I'll go to the troughs! Smiling Will post soon! Thumbs up Kevin so excited to see what you have this year! Cheers I tip my hat to you.
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Jan 3, 2015 4:59 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hurray! Photos for the photo hungry mob. Hurray!

Thank you Greg. Group hug
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Jan 3, 2015 5:28 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Photos! Big Grin Photos! Big Grin Photos! Big Grin
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Jan 3, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I agree
Here one while we wait.
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Jan 3, 2015 8:26 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Nice yellow color coming on Julia. I look forward to seeing how much yellow/gold it takes on this year. Mine have not picked up that color very well.
So far my Xanthoheuff is the brightest gold/yellow.
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Jan 3, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas Photo Contest Winner 2018 Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan
My Xanthoheuff is still just a dull green. hope it colors up soon, its usually like a bright light out in the beds.
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Jan 3, 2015 10:12 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
Mine doesn't show the gold/yellow until spring.
This is in April.
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Jan 3, 2015 10:28 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas Photo Contest Winner 2018 Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Yes, that's the color I remember from last year. Seems like it lasts into early summer then greens up.
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Jan 3, 2015 11:26 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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That is the same thing mine does.
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Jan 4, 2015 4:45 AM CST
Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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Oh that really is a beautiful yellow! Another one to try and track down here!
My only true yellow - 'Alchemist', which was new last autumn, hasn't done well this winter. I had 3 rosettes, 2 are dead and the third only has the growing tip still alive. I think maybe I damaged the roots when I transplanted it. That's on my re-order list for the Spring when Frenwood reopen their order books.

I've decided not to order anywhere other than Fernwood from now on. I get less in terms of numbers of rosettes but at least I'm sure of correct names and that they are hardy plants then. Many that I got from local garden centres early this summer have done really badly this winter. It hasn't been good semp weather conditions, but all of the last Fernwood batch (with the exception of 'Alchemist') look very good, even though I was very late in the season to plant them. I wonder if many of the others I bought were grown on under glass? Or grown quickly/forced in some other way? It seems too much of a coincidence that they all look very sorry for themselves compared to the very happy Fernwood batch.
Kate UK
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