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Jul 19, 2017 11:37 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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It would be fun to see which of our semps have outstanding summer colors. Here are a couple of photos taken list week.



I'll try to check tomorrow and see what else is show great color this summer.

What is in your garden showing great color this time of year?
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Jul 20, 2017 10:17 AM CST
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Sempervivums Region: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Grower Cactus and Succulents Sedums
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Colors in general have been outstanding this year. I keep thinking all the snow and ice and cold last winter had alot to do with it... but who knows.

'Bernstein' and 'Starshine' - these two make me stop and stare
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'Mitchells Gold' and 'Aglow'
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Jul 20, 2017 10:38 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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On my way to work, will try to go out to the beds when I get home.
Love 'Starshine'. Lovey dubby
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Jul 20, 2017 11:48 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Looked for "great" summer color and didn't find any as they were all still alive but not that jaw-dropping impressive.

But here's Grapetone just because it's alive at my place, it's been trying hard to get my attention and I've hardly ever seen it for sale (but got it at MCG):
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Jul 20, 2017 1:57 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Is that a recent photo of 'Grapetone' Bev?
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Jul 20, 2017 3:07 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Taken today at 10:10 am. Smiling
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Jul 20, 2017 5:49 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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It has wonderful coloring Bev. Unusual green color contrasting with the red. And we will never know the parentage of it, I see it was one of Ed's semps. Very nice.

I don't think any of these has a bad season for color. Photos taken July 20, 2017





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Jul 21, 2017 12:36 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Sempervivums
This is not todays photo of positively glowing but it still looks just like this. It has been in some shade for the last few weeks.
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Below is Nico in summer. winter is green and looks like a different Semp entirely. This is why I think we should start putting dates on the photos we put on the data base
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Jul 21, 2017 11:11 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Jo Ann, most of the photos in the database do have dates. If you put your cursor over the photo a little info box pops up and shows the date the photo was taken.
Nice photos of 'Positively Glowing' and 'Nico'. Lovey dubby
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Jul 21, 2017 11:57 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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More photos from yesterday.


It looks like my young 'Gold Tip' is starting to color. Sure hope it does the mottles faze this summer.


This one really stands out in the bed right now with it lovely soft colors.


Jet in forground, with a vase shaped seedling from 'Oddity'.


I have this in half day (morning) of shade now. It gets afternoon sun and seems to be doing well.


I just have to add the baby 'Persephone', she really stands out right now with her form and bright green with contrasting red/purple?
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Jul 21, 2017 12:26 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Your pics had some with nice watermarks too. Nice bright colors! Good thing you got these before this weekend of temps in 90's...Can you tell I'm a heat wimp?
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Jul 21, 2017 7:26 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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I would not have been taking photos if it was 90° outside. I am also a heat wimp.
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Jul 21, 2017 8:33 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Sempervivums
valleylynn said:Jo Ann, most of the photos in the database do have dates. If you put your cursor over the photo a little info box pops up and shows the date the photo was taken.
Nice photos of 'Positively Glowing' and 'Nico'. Lovey dubby

Well who Knew. put your cursor over the pic and pop you get the date. Thanks Lynn.
great photos too.
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Jul 21, 2017 10:14 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I thought you knew that. But when you mentioned the lack of dates with photos I realized you didn't. Takes me a bit to catch on to some things. *Blush*
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Jul 22, 2017 8:54 PM CST
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Sempervivums Region: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Grower Cactus and Succulents Sedums
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That's a bunch of kick-ass colors y'all got out there. I think my semps' colors happen about two weeks after Lynns', so maybe I'm in for some treats.

My 'Lion King' has more green than amber... but I think it's on the way.
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'Pink Delight' is turning pink and a delight as well. 'Chocolate Sundae' not lookin' too bad in the background.
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'Connie' has never been brighter that this.
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Jul 23, 2017 10:18 PM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Looks great Tim! I tip my hat to you.
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Jul 24, 2017 9:09 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Looking awesome Tim. Your 'Pink Delight' is lovely. Lovey dubby
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Jul 24, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Sempervivums Region: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Grower Cactus and Succulents Sedums
Bee Lover Region: Oregon Dragonflies Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Composter
Sometimes I think 'Pink Delight' would be a reasonable substitution for the awesome Echeveria 'Imbricata'.
They're practically twins... sort of.

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Jul 24, 2017 11:06 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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I agree Tim. Pink Delight really does make a nice hardy replacement for Echeveria 'Imbricata'.
Nice comparison. Thumbs up
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Jul 24, 2017 6:34 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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That is so close. Lovey dubby
Here are some of mine I love right now. Been away from my plants since last Wednesday. They are very dry but I trust no one to water these for me.
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Kip



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Gipsey

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Erythraeum

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Sheba

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Flasher

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Deimos
What is great summer color to one is not to another. I love the rich purples, vibrant reds and oranges but also like the restful pastels of the blues and pinks.
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