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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 3:24 PM CST
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webesemps said:Found at this place:
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 3:31 PM CST
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 3:35 PM CST
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Mar 21, 2018 3:36 PM CST
What perfect plants! Gorgeous!

Kevin
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 3:45 PM CST
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Don't look Tim...
More Lemon Sky for those to try again...
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 21, 2018 3:57 PM CST
Looks great Bev!! Can't wait until they are local in Salem! nodding
Hurray! I tip my hat to you.

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 3:58 PM CST
JungleShadows said:What perfect plants! Gorgeous!


The ones below are indeed as they came from your garden:
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 4:15 PM CST
For the sedum lovers:
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Mar 21, 2018 5:10 PM CST
Wow! Green Grin! That's a lot of gorgeous semps Bev. Lovey dubby It's good I don't live near Mountain Crest because I could never choose. Hilarious!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 21, 2018 9:55 PM CST
Frenchy, they are an online warehouse - https://mountaincrestgardens.c...
I know it is mean of me to make sure you have their web address - I couldn't resist! Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby

Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Mar 21, 2018 10:38 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Greg I've been to their online site many times. Lovey dubby They don't show those wonderful pics of so many semps on their site. I will probably order from them when the weather warms up a bit. Whistling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 21, 2018 10:39 PM CST
Hilarious! I know dangerous huh!! Whistling Hurray!

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 10:43 PM CST
Frenchy, imagine going into that place to accomplish a chore and then not buying anything...that's what Lynn and I did. We accomplished but no time to do serious shopping.

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 10:44 PM CST
tcstoehr said: I was particularly intrigued by this photo:
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I keep looking for something light to stand out amongst all the darker colors which I think I planted too much of. This one might stand out from a distance. I wonder what it is.


Tim, I will try and find out the particular cultivar name for this ligh green semp.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 21, 2018 10:45 PM CST
Bev could the light green semp be calcareum 'Limelight' it looks like that if it doesn't get full sun. Shrug!

Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Mar 21, 2018 10:45 PM CST
Crying Oh no Bev! I guess you will just have to return later. Smiling
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 10:46 PM CST
tcstoehr said: Did they give you the red-carpet guided tour? Did you learn anything new and interesting?


We did get a quick tour of the greenhouses right before dinner time but time was short and we only managed fast glances at one of the largest Haworthia collections in one place, huge selection of tender (soft) succulents in various stages of growth, flats of various selected hardy sedums, online order fulfillment station, packaging station, operations office, and finally the number of huge growing spaces for Sempervivums in various stages of growth.

As this was a good-will information exchange endeavor, the next day Lynn and I went in to the various "houses" to examine hundreds of cultivars and help verify identification of questionable cultivar names. Amongst the thousands of semps in house, we spent almost 8 hours that day walking, examining, and discussing questionable, verifiable or incorrect cultivar identification. Research using photos and seasonal/dated character trait info from two online semp 'encyclopedias', one American and the other German, were utilized. The knowledge in Lynn's head (from her years of cultivating semps, her exchange of information with Kevin Vaughn, her forum moderating and handling of semp photos of hers and others) was a great added resource to the quest.

Aside from the learning I received from working on the above with Lynn, I learned that Mountain Crest was strongly developing an interest/focus on the use of hardy succulents in landscaping throughout various suitable garden zones.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 21, 2018 10:48 PM CST
Greg, the semp was ciliated. Note the fuzzy offsets.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 21, 2018 10:52 PM CST

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Never enough time. What a great time we had with the crew at Mountain Crest Gardens.
Could have easily spent another day there. So many interesting plants.
Here are just a few of the unusual plants.
Crassula streyi


A mix growing on a shelf with a light. The second photo is of some semps they are experimenting with indoor lights. I couldn't believe how healthy and well grown they are.
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And this is a new mixed box of cuttings that they will be marketing soon. Made me drool, just look at the colors and shapes.
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They have a huge collection of haworthia. I didn't know there were so many different types. I also didn't know they have amazing blooms.
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Wouldn't this be cute planted with semps and sedum.
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Just one of many huge green houses filled with semps. I wish this photo showed the true colors. When I walked into this greenhouse I was stunned by all the intense and beautiful colors. Wish all of you could have been there.
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A peak into the hueffelii greenhouse.
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'Lemon Sky'
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Sweet little 'Blue Moon'.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 21, 2018 10:53 PM CST
Wow Bev and Lynn congrats on that work!!! So important and sounds challenging! Thanks for doing this!
And oops yep now I see it is a fuzzy one nodding

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