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May 9, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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So maybe it makes sense for Lone Star to have its own thread as I try to track with this bloom thing here. Rolling my eyes.

I'll try for a better shot, but see this li'l fuzzy green thing? I dunno, maybe an offset instead of a beginning bloom?


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May 10, 2015 5:50 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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So, a few more of those green fuzzy things have appeared, but I'm not going to try for a picture until something is big enough that my camera can photograph it clearly! (They still look more like offsets than potential blooms to me but too little to see much of anything yet.) (And also whadoo I know? Rolling my eyes. Green Grin! )
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May 10, 2015 6:14 PM CST
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Those are definitely offsets forming Kyla. Hurray! Hurray!
How exciting. Lone Star's offsets are so interesting with their very pale coloring against the darker parent. It won't be long before it will look like this, they are a heavy producer of offsets.
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May 10, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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So, is it also going to bloom? Or does this mean that was a false alarm?

I fear there isn't room for the offsets, in that basket! Confused
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May 10, 2015 10:58 PM CST
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Would you give me a new photo of the entire container? Lone Star doesn't take very much room. You may be just fine until next year, around the beginning of spring, when it will begin to actively grow again.
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May 11, 2015 3:42 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Lynn I'll be happy to, soon as it's light enough out. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

I did transplant one rosette that is making offsets. There is a second rosette in the basket which is also producing them, alongside this big one. Which isn't going to bloom after all at this stage? Ya think?

Picture soon. Thank You!
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May 11, 2015 7:27 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Okay, here is the big Lone Star in the basket, with a smaller rosette to the side.
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And here is the rosette I transplanted because it was right up against that basket edge:
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Do you see the one offset that is pointing straight down toward the bottom of the frame? Just to the right of that is another that has actually buried itself into the potting soil! It's firmly attached at each end, not broken off or rotting or anything..... but it is sure buried! Pretty odd.
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May 11, 2015 9:01 AM CST
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I wouldn't move the ones in the basket right now. Leave them and have fun watching them. You can move them next year as soon as your ground is not frozen. You can gently lift the buried offset out of the soil with a fork or butter knife. Just push a little dirt under it once you have freed it.
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May 11, 2015 12:12 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Okay, thanks, Lynn.

So, does this mean this Lone Star is not going to bloom?
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May 11, 2015 12:44 PM CST
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At this time it does not look like it to me. 'Lone Star' has a very odd way of growing compared to many of the other semps.
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May 11, 2015 1:43 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Okay, good to know, and I will enjoy watching it just the same. Thumbs up Thank You!
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May 11, 2015 1:43 PM CST
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Big Grin Thumbs up
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May 11, 2015 1:45 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Heh. I just scored a lot of clay pots -- small to medium, various shapes, all perfect for growing semps in.
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May 11, 2015 1:55 PM CST
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Hurray! Hurray!
Where did you find them? Photo please. Green Grin!
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May 11, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cat Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! The WITWIT Badge Winter Sowing
Oh, a friend who is clearing out a lot of her garden stuff has given me them (and many other items.) I'll get a photo. BRB.
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May 11, 2015 2:15 PM CST
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I can't wait to see them.
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May 11, 2015 2:16 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Your wish is my command, apparently. Green Grin!

This is the clay pot border; this friend gave me all these a while ago:
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(Oops, hit finished too soon, sorry!)

And here is the pile of new pots:
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May 11, 2015 2:28 PM CST
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What a great friend. Those will sure come in useful. Lovey dubby
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May 11, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
Composter Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Herbs Daylilies Sempervivums
Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cat Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! The WITWIT Badge Winter Sowing
Yes. Sadly, she can't do much gardening and is downsizing a lot, but I'm grateful to put these things to use!
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May 11, 2015 3:54 PM CST
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I'm sorry to hear she is having a difficult time.

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