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Feb 25, 2011 9:56 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
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Message from Mesa Garden about Orostchys http://www.mesagarden.com/succ... You will find Orostachys about 1/3 way down on the page.
I have all kinds but they are not ready to ship until spring. In the winter when it is super cold they curl into a pea sized body. When spring they open up and will take on water. Try for April and see how they are doing.

Steven Brack, Mesa Garden




Here is a list of what he might have, maybe in April.
Orostachys, /1,6,10,17/ compact rosettes, rock garden type
2703-aggregatus /18/ wide leaf, wagon wheel rosette $3.00
2705-boehmeri small light grey rosette $3.00
2714-fimbriatus /18/ Soochow, China, dark pink-red leaves $3.00
2720-iwarenge /18/ large powdery blue rosettes $3.00
2730-malacophyllus /18/ medium sized green rosette, clusters $3.00
2769-spinosus leaf tip with spiny white tip $3.25
2769.4-spinosus Semipalatinsk, Kazachstan, large rosettes $3.00

He has many very interesting plants and seeds available. http://www.mesagarden.com/inde... Home page.

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May 3, 2011 7:15 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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I got my order from Mesa Garden. I am so happy with these plants. Plants that I couldn't find anywhere else. Hurray!

I will post photos when I get them potted up. Thumbs up

Will definitely be ordering again from them.
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May 4, 2011 8:18 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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I had just looked at their site yesterday. They have lots of nice plants! Looking forward to seeing your pix.
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May 4, 2011 11:54 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Here is a photo of the only semp I ordered from Mesa Garden. It is lovely, healthy and of nice size. Can't wait for it to start reproduce. Still need to take photos of the 5 Orostachys I got. I had ordered a number of other plants, but they had a very difficult winter this this year so he didn't send those. He did something I thought was wonderful, he sent little papers with the names of the ones I ordered but weren't available. Also sent a message to try ordering them in Sept, by then they may have recovered and be available again. Thumbs up

tectorum Costigliole, Piemonte Mts, Italy
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May 4, 2011 12:38 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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That one is a beauty! You must be a planting maniac these days. Your beds are going to be just beautiful. Lovey dubby
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May 4, 2011 4:19 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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This one has a really different texture to the leaves, I have nothing like it in my collection.
Here are the Orostachy with before planting and one day after planting. They are already plumping up.

Orostachy aggregatus 5/3/2011 and 5/4/2011
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Orostachy fimbriatus Soochow, China 5/3/2011 and 5/4/2011
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Orostachy iwarenge 5/3/2011 and 5/4/2011
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Orostachy spinosus Mongolia 5/3/2011 and 5/4/2011
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Orostachy spinosus Semipalatinsk, Kazachstan 5/3/2011 and 5/4/2011
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May 5, 2011 6:20 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!
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Nice collection! One day sure made a difference!
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May 5, 2011 8:48 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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If I hadn't taken my Orostachys that I got last year through a winter, I would have wondered about this order. They are very tiny, I should have put something for size comparison, the pots are 3" across.

The ones I took through winter shrunk up to nothing, almost couldn't see them, and that is with all the rain. Now they are all starting to grow and increase in size. This coming fall will be a full year for me with them. I have much to learn.

I do know the slugs love spinosa, they don't seem to bother the other ones.
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May 6, 2011 9:17 AM CST
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We are into day three on the new Orostachys from MG. They are noticeably bigger and plumper this morning. Will take new photos next week.
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May 10, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
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Hello, everyone! I am new to the forum. But like everyone else......I am addicted to Semps. Ah, what beautiful pictures, Lynn. Lovey dubby
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May 10, 2011 2:42 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
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Hurray! Hi Sandi, welcome aboard. To start off, I love your avatar and so love your screen name 'picklepuff'. It makes me smile. : )
If you are addicted then you must already be growing semps? Thumbs up

I have an awesome SIL that lives not far from Denver, she has a few semps but the only ones that make it are the ones in the back yard. Something is eating the ones out front. Do you experience any problems with yours? Which ones do you have?

Would love to see photos if you have some you'd like to share.
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May 10, 2011 4:29 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
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Thanks for the compliment on my avatar. It is a pic of one of my Chinese Cresteds Pickles. She wanted to sniff the camera!

As far as growing Semps.....I have a long list. But to name a few:
S. Lipstick S. Green Gables S. Rose Queen
S. Rotmantel S. Strawberry Fields S. Griggs
S. Petite S. Lowes 60 S. Oddity
S. Slate S. Racy S. Lentezon
S. Babystar S. Moore Honey S. Flamingo
S. Pixie S. Fame S. Bronco

I really don't have any problems with my semps or sedum. Big Grin
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May 10, 2011 4:57 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Are you growing them in pots, beds or or both?
Very nice list Sandi. Hope you will have time to share your photos. Would love to see how you grow them.
Do you have any Rosularia or Orostachy? What else do you like to grow?
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May 10, 2011 8:13 PM CST
Name: Sandi
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
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I am growing in pots and in the ground. I don't have any Rosularia or Orostachy. I actually didn't know that they existed. Blinking I grow all different types of perennials.
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May 10, 2011 8:48 PM CST
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I didn't know about the Orostachy and Rosularia until twit introduced me to them last year. I have fallen in love with them.
You should try just one. But I warn you, they are like that potato chip commercial, 'You cant' eat/have just one.' Whistling
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May 11, 2011 5:43 AM CST
Name: cynthia wilhoite
indianapolis in Zone 5
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welcome to this wonderful forum. all of us support each other with our semp-aholic issues. if you need anyone to encourge you and help you this is the place.
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May 11, 2011 6:30 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Hi Sandi, great to have you join us! Is your S. Griggs, 'Griggs Surprise'? I have been looking absolutely everywhere for that one! Can I ask where you got it? Are you interested in trading? If so, please keep me in mind for that one. I can't wait to see your pictures too! Thumbs up
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May 11, 2011 8:04 AM CST
Name: Sandi
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
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Hello Chris. I'm trying to figure out if it is 'Griggs Surprise". It is tagged only as 'Griggs'. I purchased it at a local nursery called TImberline Gardens . The owner of the nursery specializes in semps and sedum, so I am going to check back with him to see if he has any additional info. I would be more than happy to trade. As you can see, the plant is busting out of the pot! Smiling
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May 11, 2011 8:30 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Sandy I just looked them up on the web, they have Rosularia and Orostachy. Hurray!
I wouldn't take you but a minute to just check them out. Just one tinsy minute, that all. Surely it could harm anything to just look? Could it? Whistling
Sure wish he had pictures and sold online. Big sighhhhhhh.
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May 11, 2011 8:56 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
Looks like an awesome place. How great to have a nursery specializing in them so close! I wish they sold online too. Maybe we could ask/beg for a list and he would ship to us anyway? Whistling

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