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Jun 12, 2015 12:16 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hi MLewis. Welcome! to ATP, so glad you found your way here.
I agree, it would be wonderful if it were easier to bring plants from Europe.
Which semps do you grow?
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Jun 12, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Northern Nevada (Zone 6b)
Thanks for the welcome!
I actually just discovered this "place" today while (unsuccessfully) googling around for a Schara semp "Orange Glow" here in the US. I "hung out" on another gardening site for years, then it sold and changed. Sighing!

I have lots of unnamed varieties from random places and fellow gardeners, but only a dozen or so named cultivars. I am in the high desert of Northern Nevada, so gardening is more of a challenge than other places I've lived, but the semps and some of the hardier succulents do really well here. We spent the first few years getting trees established, and veggie gardens, now I finally have a bit of time and money to put into the funner ornamental stuff. I have a list of about 100 semps I want, trying to whittle it down to 20 or 30 that I need. Lol
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Jun 12, 2015 12:49 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Hi Melissa, welcome! Welcome! Great to have you here! I can't imagine only needing 30 semps. I have to warn you, if you hang around here too long you'll find a lot more than that that you'll need. Rolling on the floor laughing

Sounds like you've done a lot of work in your yard already. We're a photo hungry mob and would love to see some pictures.
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Jun 12, 2015 1:03 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Northern Nevada (Zone 6b)
I do need more than 30, perhaps I should have clarified that I am trying to whittle it down the the 30 I need, AND can afford at the moment 😝

Here are a couple of my semp families after a rain shower (almost never happens here) we had a week or so ago.
Thumb of 2015-06-12/MLewis/b8ffe0 Thumb of 2015-06-12/MLewis/d56d63

and a pic of the veggie garden (just because it's one of my favorite places on earth)
Thumb of 2015-06-12/MLewis/d9e5ba
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Jun 12, 2015 1:08 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Melissa, you have a nice setup there. It shows how well sempervivums can be worked into a garden situation with companion plants.
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Jun 12, 2015 1:18 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Northern Nevada (Zone 6b)
Thank you, I like to tuck them in all over the place.
The first pic is a little sparse, as I took out a ton of offsets from that area a month or so ago, I tend to prefer the overgrown look.
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Jun 12, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
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The overgrown look can be a good thing! It helps keep the weeds down.

I would also like to add... Welcome! to ATP and the Sempervivum forum.
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Jun 12, 2015 2:22 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Wow, Melissa those plants look so vibrant and happy. It is good to see that they do VERY well in your area of Northern Nevada. Hurray!
I love your raised bed area. What a beautiful place to garden.
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Jun 12, 2015 2:24 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Melissa I split this thread so we can see more of your gardens, not just the semps. Do you every find interesting native plants on those hills in the background?
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Jun 14, 2015 1:17 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Northern Nevada (Zone 6b)
The hills you see in that pic are pretty much sagebrush, sand, and juniper. But, beyond that are the Sierras, we are pretty close to the base of them. About 40 min from Lake Tahoe. In the Sierras if you are really lucky you can find some pretty interesting stuff. This is probably the coolest. It's a parasitic plant Sarcodes sanguinea, I've only seen one and was lucky enough to have a camera with me. You can see the hot pink spec in the bottom center of this pic.
Thumb of 2015-06-14/MLewis/9a73cc And a close up
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Jun 14, 2015 5:38 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
Melissa that is so cool. And it looks like a bright coral beacon in that first photo. How amazing to find something like that.
You can add your photo to the ATP database, and earn an acorn. And you can earn another acorn for filling in the plant information.
Snow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea)

ACORNS: http://garden.org/ideas/view/T... Hurray!
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Jun 27, 2015 1:41 PM CST

I love Lovey dubby you veggie garden ,I might pinch the idea... Big Grin
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Jun 27, 2015 2:24 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
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Hmmmm, mickthesempman, Welcome! to ATP.
Your screen name tells me you have semps? Hurray!

I agree, Melissa's garden of vegetable plants is amazing. And I would think easy to care for.
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Jun 27, 2015 11:20 PM CST

Thankyou Thumbs up

but I am under a new user name ,I will drag my old topic up soon.. I tip my hat to you.
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Jun 28, 2015 12:43 AM CST
Moderator
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
Looking forward to it. Thumbs up
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Jul 3, 2015 12:10 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Northern Nevada (Zone 6b)
mickthesempman, feel free to "pinch" any and all garden ideas Smiling

Here are several detailed pics of the building of the raised beds (from bare earth to full bloom) if you are interested. http://on.fb.me/1CfVynb

Melissa
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Jul 3, 2015 12:35 PM CST
Moderator
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
Oh Melissa that is wonderful. Princess Muddy Mess is to cute for words, and Satori is a beauty with the most amazing hair. Lovey dubby
The entire project is an oasis in the desert.
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Jul 5, 2015 1:21 PM CST

Thanks, consider it stolen... Whistling Thank You!
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