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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jan 2, 2018 2:24 PM CST



Happy New 2018 Year Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 2, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Hey Marilyn, you are probably safe from us "under the weather" people here. Hoping you are keeping toasty warm and safe in your little abode. I assume your little collection is under their winter protection too until Mother's Day weekend?
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Jan 2, 2018 3:33 PM CST
Sorry you have been hit by the bugs, Bev. Yes all is in dormancy, I hope, until then but around here you never know. I can protect from getting too cold but is hard to deal with the ever changing temps. We are just coming out of one of the cold snaps and it could be 60 by the weekend.

Oh well, if I did not have the weather, I don't know what I would complain about. Whistling
I guess my aching knees or the arthritis in my big toe. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 2, 2018 3:44 PM CST
Well, take care of your entire body...we aren't getting new body parts at milestone birthdays. Wait, my brother-in-law just got a new knee...maybe they are handing them out now! Let's get in line... nodding
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Jan 2, 2018 5:56 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing - I am waiting till mine fail before I worry about knees or hips. But maybe would stand in line for new eyes.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 2, 2018 7:48 PM CST

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Thank you Marilyn for starting the 2018 thread. Hurray!

Cliff is already in line for two new hips. Already has the new knees. Whistling
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Jan 2, 2018 8:36 PM CST
CD must have gotten the genes for rotten joints instead of me... So far no problem with hips or knees . Bending over to play with my semps would be verrrrrrrryyyy hard if I had either problem.

And Lord willing No flu here either. I am rooting for SPRING here on out.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 2, 2018 9:22 PM CST
It is spring in my house Thumbs up
My bougainvillea has leafed out again and starting to bloom, the hibiscus have buds, the funeral orchid that I haven't managed to kill yet is blooming again now, the african violets are going crazy, christmas cactus and kalanchoe too, and amaryllis sending up stalks, and the hoyas are thinking about it...and pretty soon the not jasmine thing I call jasmine will be in the mood too and it will smell divine in the mornings...and, then, it will still be a long wait before anyone can go back outside for summer vacation
but the days are getting longer Smiling
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jan 2, 2018 9:59 PM CST
Wishing all that are sick healing thoughts. Last Christmas i was sick for three weeks. Thanks to my SIL the nurse for coming sick and making a fruit platter. Grumbling This time around no eating any raw foods.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Jan 7, 2018 3:34 PM CST
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Happy new year everyone. I am having trouble posting pictures. this is a test.
Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Jan 7, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Well that worked.. no reason for sharing that particular pic
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 7, 2018 4:17 PM CST
Glad you did JoAnn as it's a neat looking one with the unusual (for me) color! Lovey dubby
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 7, 2018 5:35 PM CST
Hilarious! no reason not to either!
Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Jan 8, 2018 9:38 AM CST
@ricos, pretty I like the color, does it have a name
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 8, 2018 3:08 PM CST

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Nice photo Jo Ann. Glad the photo problems is solved. We will soon be coming into spring colors. Hurray!
Name: Mark McDonough
Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
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AntMan01
Jan 8, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Adding photos of semps that I have (now only a very small fraction of what I used to have), I added each of these to the database as plants I'm willing to trade with Smiling

Four views of a small concrete trough that has:
1. S. 'Alluring', an interesting little creature with small ball-shaped rosettes with dark tips, in summer opening up into small "roses".
2. S. arachnoideum 'Robin' - showy red rosettes in spring, always looks good
3. S. Sempervivum marmoreum subsp. erythraeum, one of my very favorite species (got it as just S. erythraeum many years ago) before the name change, great for planters because of slow growth & unique leaf build, lovely soft pinkish tones in spring.

In the photos, you can see a pad of eastern USA native Opuntia humifusa, staying very slow and contained in my trough filled with almost sterile medium (mostly sand/grit).

Photo from early April 2010, very dark rosettes of 'Alluring' on the left. Note, it doesn't make tight colonies, the stolons are long, I sometimes pin them to infill blank spots. In lower center is arachnoideum 'Robin', and erythraeum above.

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Close-up of S. 'Alluring' late April 2013.




Late May 2017, everything looking pretty good, 'Alluring' on left, arach 'Robin' in center, erythraeum above.

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First week of July 2010, same line-up left to right, 'Alluring', 'Robin', erythraeum.

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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jan 10, 2018 3:37 AM CST

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Was just going through some pictures from last summer and came across this one of 'Rosa Spumanti' trying to bloom itself to death. Ha - didn't work!!

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Name: Mark McDonough
Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
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AntMan01
Jan 10, 2018 8:59 AM CST
goldfinch4 said:Was just going through some pictures from last summer and came across this one of 'Rosa Spumanti' trying to bloom itself to death. Ha - didn't work!!


Ha! I'm not always a fan of semps flowering, other than thinking "there's a hybridization opportunity", but when there's enough flower stems as in your photo, it's quite showy. Smiling
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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goldfinch4
Jan 10, 2018 9:01 AM CST

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AntMan01 said:
Ha! I'm not always a fan of semps flowering, other than thinking "there's a hybridization opportunity", but when there's enough flower stems as in your photo, it's quite showy. Smiling


I totally agree! I also like the fact that the bloom stalks were so heavy that they hang down rather than stand straight up as usual.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 10, 2018 10:49 AM CST

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'Rosa Spumanti' is a wonderful semp, and your photo shows another beautiful aspect of this little arachnoideum.
Here is another one of your photos Chris. I love the color of blooms.

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