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Aug 31, 2015 6:03 PM CST
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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Today's Hen and Chicks of the Day is Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Grunrand') .

This sempervivum has a beautiful waterlily form that is very pleasing to my eye. The downside is that it produces very few offsets, may 3 or for per year. The color changes throughout the year are lovely making it worth the trouble of growing it.

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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Grunrand')
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Aug 31, 2015 8:39 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
My Grunrand(s) were given to me by Valleylynn. I gave one to Springcolor and have one left. When I rec'd mine from Lynn a year ago, it was of the red color pictured in the photo on the right. Since then it has been mostly the color of the Grunrand pictured in the left side photo.

I don't think the difference in coloring takes away from the beauty of the semp as I've always liked the lotus-like shape of the rosette. I believe Lynn favors that shape too! Smiling
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Aug 31, 2015 9:36 PM CST
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
I agree Bev, it is the lotus shape that draws me to it. It is so pleasing to me. Lovey dubby
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Aug 31, 2015 9:58 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
I still have my offset. I'll get a picture in the morning.
Sempervivum for Sale
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Sep 1, 2015 12:15 AM CST
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 the photo Julia. Hurray!
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Sep 1, 2015 2:32 AM 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!
Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
That one is a beauty Lynn! I got one from you this spring and just got it in the ground about a month ago. Doing well so far!
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Sep 1, 2015 9:47 AM CST
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
Glad to hear it's doing well Chris. It puts out so few offsets that I worry about it disappearing from collections. Chris Hansen is working on upping the offset count chemically so there are more to go around. Haven't heard how that is doing.
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Sep 1, 2015 10:28 AM 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!
Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Interesting.... Do you know what he's using?
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Sep 1, 2015 5:46 PM CST
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
I think it is Configure, the stuff Clint Brown uses with great success on his Echinacea.
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Sep 1, 2015 6:14 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 right we had a discussion about this during the clinic but not sure of the quantity of configure to water. Remember he said (Chris Hansen) that chicks where having chicks in the growing area.
Sempervivum for Sale
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Sep 1, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Ireland . (Zone 9a)
I never heard of this stuff before but it sure sounds interesting. http://www.fine-americas.com/p...
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Sep 1, 2015 7:14 PM CST
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
Chris said the mix rate was way to low. I sent 'Grunrand' home with him this spring to see what it would do for this semp.

Paddy I know you have to be careful when using it.
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Sep 2, 2015 2:15 AM 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!
Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
OK, I remember Cliff's experiments with that.
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Sep 2, 2015 8:29 AM CST
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
It didn't work for me, but Chris Hansen said the mix was wrong, it needed to be stronger. And timing is another thing that is crucial to success.
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Sep 2, 2015 5:10 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Yes I think it should be applied in spring as the plant is beginning to come out of dormancy!
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