Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 27-29, 2018

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 13, 2017 6:53 PM CST

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Let the planning begin. Time to think about travel plans for next spring 'Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic'. This will be the sixth annual clinic coming up April 27-29, 2018. You don't want to miss it.
Kevin is checking into a different hotel that might give a better group rate, and has a great breakfast bar that comes with your room. Hurray!

April 27-29
Just to get the ideas rolling:
1. Friday 9:00 a.m. @ Lynn's place
----a. Tables set up out back with sales, trades and exhibits for those attending the clinic.
----b. Breakfast/brunch
----c. 2:00 p.m. @ Kevin's place for a garden tour?
----d. Dinner @ 5:00? Gustav's Bargarten, German food in Keizer?

2. Saturday 11:00 a.m. @ Kevin's place
----a. 11:00 a.m. Garden tour if not done on Friday afternoon
----b. 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Clinic
----c. 4:00 p.m. Robert's Crossing

3. Sunday 10:00 a.m. @ Perennial Obsessions and 1:00 to Sebright Gardens?
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Name: Melissa Hopper
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MelissaHopper
Oct 14, 2017 9:45 AM CST
I already have my bag packed. Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 15, 2017 8:55 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing
Our first to reply.

If anyone has questions, or wants to help refine the above activities, please chime in. Hurray!
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Oct 15, 2017 11:19 PM CST
Looks fabulous. Looking forward to the shindig.
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Name: Tiffany Wreathfresh™
Puget Sound, WA (Zone 8b)
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LivingWreaths
Oct 16, 2017 2:57 AM CST
All new to me, so looks good!
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Oct 16, 2017 11:05 AM CST
I hope this format will allow us all to visit a bit longer and not be so rushed. Last year I felt as though I didn't get to visit with everyone nearly enough.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 16, 2017 11:13 AM CST

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As soon as Kevin has the information on the hotel reservations we will post it. It will also will be added to the first post in this thread for easy referral.
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Nov 3, 2017 4:09 PM CST
1. Friday 9:00 a.m. @ Lynn's place
----a. Tables set up out back with sales, trades and exhibits for those attending the clinic.

I had a question about this. Does this mean we should bring plants that we would like to trade or sell?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 3, 2017 4:34 PM CST

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Yes, you certainly can do that Melissa. We want to have fun with this new event.
You can bring plants of any kind, containers you would like to sell or trade. Hurray!
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Nov 3, 2017 6:53 PM CST
That does sound like fun. I am sure I am some really good "stuff" that someone else could use. And lots of baby plants.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Nov 17, 2017 8:44 PM CST
Some updates.

I have a contract from the Hampton Inn on Lancaster Ave. in Salem that will be the hotel headquarters for the clinic. The Red Lion is going through an extensive renovation and will be much better after that but I thought it best NOT to be in a construction zone this year. The Hampton also offers a breakfast and the rooms are a lot newer than the Red Lion's too. As soon as all this clears you will be able to register using the "Hybridizer's Clinic" to get the special rate. These rooms will be available up to the first week of April.

We ran into a little snaffu at the German restaurant for Friday night. They wouldn't give us the separate room with individual checks but they would give us one long table that will seat us all. I'm going to also check on a nice little place right next to the Hampton Inn that has wonderful food to see if they could pull it off. The hotel is also very close to McGrath's Seafood and a Japanese steakhouse that would be fun options too.

Anyway, we're getting closer!

Kevin
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Nov 17, 2017 9:06 PM CST
I love staying at the Hampton. Thank You! for all the work.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 17, 2017 9:28 PM CST

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Great news on the hotel Kevin.
It will be interesting to see what you end up choosing for the Friday night dinner stop.
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Nov 18, 2017 7:47 PM CST
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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Nov 19, 2017 2:56 PM CST
So, I am trying to figure out how many nights I need at the hotel.

According to Google, it is a 2 hour drive from St. Helens to Dallas where everything kicks off at 9:00 am at Lynn's house. I am an early riser (usually 5 am) so I would think I would have time to drive down on Friday morning. So I would only need a hotel from Friday and Saturday night.

Or do I want to be lazy and go down Thursday and stay 3 nights. I guess I better decide.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 19, 2017 4:03 PM CST

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That sounds about right Melissa.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Nov 19, 2017 4:33 PM CST
Melissa,

If you want to avoid the Portland rush hour traffic you might want to do Thursday night. It is MISERABLE coming in from Vancouver although you can get on the 205 to avoid downtown Portland at least. The WA group does a marathon drive down but I'm not sure when they leave.

Just out weeding (and oh that wind is COLD today) and took a walk around to see the plants. Every thing looks so good. Lots of coloring coming already. One of my seedlings from Killer X self has the most beautiful red and green coloration right now. Very Xmas-y!

Kevin
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Nov 19, 2017 4:50 PM CST
JungleShadows said:
Just out weeding (and oh that wind is COLD today) and took a walk around to see the plants. Every thing looks so good. Lots of coloring coming already. One of my seedlings from Killer X self has the most beautiful red and green coloration right now. Very Xmas-y!
Kevin


Is your camera not working, Kevin? Whistling
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Nov 19, 2017 7:01 PM CST
Kevin, I am coming from St. Helens, Oregon, not Washington. I did think about Friday morning rush hour but I really only have to deal with it for a short distance. I would have to come through Portland but sort of go around the backside on 405 to catch I5 and then south. If I get my butt in gear early enough, I don't think it will be too bad. And I will be going against the traffic that is coming into downtown Portland. But going on Thursday does sound appealing. I guess I am just gonna have to decide.

I spent some time outside today also since it was at least dry. But it was cold! That east wind really bites.

I cleaned up a few of my pots. Got the dead leaves from underneath and found all kinds of tiny babies snuggled down under the bigger plants. Just like a hen with her chicks. Imagine that.

Now, I did take my camera outside so I can show you some before and after shots. See if you notice a difference. First photo will be before and second after.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Nov 19, 2017 7:06 PM CST
Nice looking semps, Melissa. The clean up really shows them off beautifully. I need to get out to do mine.
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