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Tiny Beauties

By goldfinch4
March 17, 2015

I think it’s safe to say that most of us collect sempervivums for the diversity of the rosettes, but it would be a shame to ignore the beauty of their tiny flowers.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2015 7:04 PM CST
How could anyone not love these tiny blooms?
It is amazing how each variety has it's very own distinction in the blooms. Zulu to me is a real standout.
Great article Chris.
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Mar 16, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Your photos are wonderful, Chris! I enjoyed your article and will be looking much closer at the few sempervivums that I have. Thumbs up
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Mar 16, 2015 7:43 PM CST
I agree Loved the article. So interesting to see a variety of different blooms on the same page.
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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Mar 16, 2015 8:03 PM CST
What a beautiful variety of little blooms. Your photography even shows the little hairlike projections on them, and I really enjoyed studying them in detail without having to get down on my hands and knees!
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Mar 16, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Hurray!
great shots Chris!
I'm amazed at the variety-- can't pick a favorite
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 17, 2015 1:15 AM CST
Thank you everyone! I was surprised myself at how different they all look. Since they're so small, it's almost impossible to tell with some of them until you see them side by side.
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evermorelawnless
Mar 17, 2015 8:16 AM CST
Those are some fantastic photographs. Neat little things and I love the variety.
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Paddy
Mar 17, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Great information there Chris , I never realised all the semps have so many different flowers . Obviously this can help with identifying semps too as sometimes they can look so similar .
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Mar 17, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Than you Asa & Paddy. Yes, the flowers can definitely help with IDs.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 17, 2015 11:21 PM CST
Hurray! Thanks for presenting us with such photos that give us a beautiful glimpse into a world of "tiny beauties". I loved the first two photos of cluster of buds. Lovey dubby Your photography was spot on in my book, Chris! nodding I agree
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 18, 2015 1:45 AM CST
Thank you so much Bev! I tip my hat to you. Sometimes the camera is better than the naked eye!
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