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Dec 28, 2011 5:56 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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What do the flowers of your semps look like?

Janice, I'm adding a photo to your post, so it will be easy to see in the list of threads. : )

Thanks, Lynn, that is a pretty one.
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Dec 28, 2011 6:45 PM CST
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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It depends on the semp. Some are more pink than others.
here's some from S. funckii that are pretty typical:

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Here's S.Pixie:

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S. speciosum:
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And here's S. Casa which hold it's flowers closer:

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Dec 28, 2011 6:47 PM CST

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Jovibarba have yellow flowers and different numbers of petals than Sempervivum.
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Dec 29, 2011 8:35 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Ali
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Arachnoidium Martin #1
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Atroviolaceum (Heimlich)
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Cherry Frost
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Clara Noyes
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Kramers Spinrad
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Pyrenaicum
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Rotmantel
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Shirley Temple
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Dec 29, 2011 10:48 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
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I just love the semp blooms. Look at all the different shades of pink and even a green one. Lovey dubby
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Appollonia
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arach. Red Cobweb


pittonii
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Dec 29, 2011 11:52 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Appollonia is different - both the shape and color. Nice! Is pittonii white, or more of a yellow color?
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Dec 29, 2011 12:24 PM CST
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I wish I would have taken another photo of Appollonia when all the blooms opened. It was spectacular.

Pittonii was white with the middle section of each leaf a pale yellow/green. It was very pretty. I found it interesting to see the heavy cilia lining the edges of the petals.

I really need to learn how to use the new macro lens my son gave me this month. I can't wait to see better detail on the semp blooms. Same with the seeds. I want to see close ups of the seeds. Hurray!
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Dec 29, 2011 1:35 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Well I think the pictures you've already taken are awesome! The detail on the Pittonii flower is amazing when you enlarge the picture! Thumbs up
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Dec 29, 2011 2:37 PM CST
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Thank you Chris.
Have you ever seen a sempervivum seed up close? I would love to see that.
I have some I harvested this fall, I put them in a jar. Maybe when I get back home I will hunt the jar up and see if I can distinguish the seeds from the chaff and take a photo of them.
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Dec 29, 2011 3:13 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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Thanks everyone for all the fabulous pics!
More, more! I'm all ears! I'm all ears!
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One is as though nothing is a miracle.
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Dec 29, 2011 3:17 PM CST
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It sure is fun the see the differences between the blooms of different varieties.
I can't post any more photos until I get back home.

So glad you started this thread Janice. Group hug
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Dec 29, 2011 3:21 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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Sure, Lynn! Group hug

PS Hilarious! Hilarious! I kind of like the name Sandi! :hearts:


one of my favorites is:

"May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes!"
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One is as though nothing is a miracle.
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Dec 29, 2011 3:23 PM CST
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*Blush* That's what I get for not watching my fingers. Bad fingers, bad. Angry
I like Janice just as much. Thumbs up
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Dec 29, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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It's all good, Lynn! Smiling ....perfect, really.... Thumbs up
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Dec 29, 2011 4:31 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
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Won't be long before we will be sending semps to new homes.
We should all make an effort to photograph all our semp blooms. I think it would be such a great feature of the Sempervivum entries in ATP plant database. Hurray!

Seeds also. Anyone have photos of seeds?
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Dec 29, 2011 4:46 PM CST
Name: Sandi
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Oops! Did Lynn mistake you for me! I need a new camera so that I can take good close ups of semps. Any recommendations anyone? Right now I am using a simple point and shoot without a macro lense or tripod.
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Dec 29, 2011 4:56 PM CST
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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How much do you want to spend on a Camera? I love my Canon Rebel Xti which is a digital SLR.

I've got my trade list up on Cubits, along with a bunch of other people. I hope more people put up their trade lists.
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Dec 29, 2011 5:12 PM CST
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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Yes, Lynn, I posted a photo of semp seeds to the database awhile ago.

They are of mixed seeds, posted under the general Semp listing.

Actually I sowed those and have little noid babies. I will take some pics.
There are two ways to live your life.
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The other is as though everything is a miracle
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Dec 29, 2011 7:40 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
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First try a tripod Sandi. I can't believe how much difference it makes. Twit finally convinced me to do that.
I love my Nikon D40. Both Canon and Nikon cameras are wonderful.

Janice I went and found the seed photo. Hurray! Great photo. Boy they are really tiny. Now I will know what to look for in all that debris in the jar.

You should start a thread for Sempervivum seedlings. Thumbs up
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Dec 30, 2011 4:44 AM CST

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Lynn, don't think I can take credit for the tripod idea. do think I mentioned the macro function that steadies shots - always use it with my camera. Also have macro functions for closeups, good thing to make sure your camera has before buying.

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