Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: My new garden space

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 29, 2017 6:45 PM CST
I am finally in my new space and now have room for even more semps!! But I am going to hold off for now. Many of my plants are blooming but most have offsets or other non blooming plants so hope I'm not losing too many.
Here are a few photos :)
First pic is finished product today.
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This is what it looked like when I began :)
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2 photos of the beautiful garden today! It is such a peaceful place!
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 29, 2017 7:16 PM CST
Nice beds for the semps. Bet they are happy!! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2017 7:27 PM CST

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That looks great Greg. Love the other gardens also. Just look at all those veggies. Think you might be trading semps for veggies? Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 29, 2017 8:51 PM CST
I know everything there looks amazing right now! These women (think I'm the only man gardening) are growing for their food. They are all super low income so they make this work for them. They do share amongst themselves for different food. It is kind of sad but also the gardens are very beautiful so it is ok.
So far no one wants something that they can't eat!
But as things grow in I'll spread some around, there are a few empty pots nodding
I tip my hat to you.

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 29, 2017 10:27 PM CST
Glad this is working out for you, Greg. Looks to be a good home for your semps and I know you will spread the beauty and goodness of you around! Group hug
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 30, 2017 12:06 AM CST
Thanks Bev yes for sure!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 30, 2017 1:01 AM CST

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You have such a tender and caring heart Greg. That is what I love about you.
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Jun 30, 2017 10:37 AM CST
Is that a rental plot, or a loaner? Are the gardeners there living in that building? Or is it a public facility?
In any case, that looks much better than grass. Hopefully nobody reaches thru those bars to help themselves.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jun 30, 2017 10:47 AM CST
Congrats on the new space! I always find that when semps move to ground that hasn't grown semps before, they really take off. Give them a little fertilizer as you get them going as they'll need to make new roots.

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Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Jun 30, 2017 6:55 PM CST
Beautiful Greg...what a great spot. I bet the ladies are enjoying what you are doing even if they are not trading.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 30, 2017 7:10 PM CST
I love what you're doing, Greg. You will have them growing semps too, pretty soon. Food is always good, but they need some fun stuff too.
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Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 30, 2017 9:07 PM CST
Looks nice or maybe I should say semply beautiful
Plants are like that little ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jul 1, 2017 8:06 AM CST
Thanks all, and yes I'll be getting them growing semps in no time I'm sure :)

Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Jul 1, 2017 9:24 AM CST
Wow Greg! What a lot of work you put into this! It looks great and I'm glad you found a new semp home! Thumbs up
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Name: Paul
southern California
Zone 8B/9A
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cahdg6891
Jul 1, 2017 2:03 PM CST
That looks awesome Greg!! Thumbs up Lovey dubby if I was your neighbor, I would always be taking a peek at the semps in your yard or walk by reeeally slooowly every time I was walking the dog Hilarious!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jul 1, 2017 2:43 PM CST
Haha Paul yes I am concerned about that potential, I had all the window boxes in the middle of the plot but moved them to weed and realized some of the "weeds" are daicon radishes which I decided to let them grow
I will move the boxes back to middle after harvesting, hope others don't decide to harvest some of my semps!
I tip my hat to you.

Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jul 1, 2017 9:26 PM CST
Greg,

Let's hope they don't think they're artichokes! They'll get a NASTY surprise!

Kevin
Name: Paul
southern California
Zone 8B/9A
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cahdg6891
Jul 1, 2017 11:57 PM CST
That's true! Walking by slowly to admire or photograph them is one thing, but I hope no one would think to swipe any of your little guys. Thumbs down you could always go buy a few little cacti and tuck them in between your semps here and there, that way anyone who thinks to try and take any will probably only do so once Blinking Hilarious!
Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Jul 2, 2017 1:23 AM CST
Greg if you are concerned, I could spare a prickly pear or two. I am quite sure that the one from Texas actually throws those tiny brown "arrows" at you when you walk too close to it. Dividing/removing pads from them is always fun...not... Grumbling
Just be careful those women don't slip some broccoli into your beds. Hilarious!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jul 2, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Thanks Rico's and yes opuntia does throw off it's spines if you get too close nodding

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