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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
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plantmanager
Aug 21, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Inimitable Ice Plant

Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi)

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Aug 21, 2018 6:03 PM CST
Karen, your ice plant banner is gorgeous Thumbs up
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Aug 21, 2018 6:24 PM CST
Karen this ice plant warms my heart and my PC screen. Bright & showy. Thumbs up
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Fleur569
Aug 21, 2018 7:18 PM CST
I"m not surprised this is melting some gardeners' hearts; it's so pretty.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 21, 2018 8:03 PM CST
Karen, really beautiful banner!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 21, 2018 9:59 PM CST
Gorgeous color and I love that pink color! Great banner! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Aug 22, 2018 5:05 AM CST
Wonderful banner, Karen! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Stan
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Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Aug 22, 2018 5:23 AM CST
Very nice, Karen. Thumbs up Are you growing these in your greenhouse or outside?
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
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plantmanager
Aug 22, 2018 7:38 AM CST
Thanks, I had them at our Arizona place for a while but for some reason they died over the winter. I tried them here in NM and the same thing happened. They should be cold hardy.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Aug 22, 2018 10:15 AM CST
Thank you all so much. I'm glad you liked my iceplant banner! A special thank you for the acorns to @Fleur569, @Marilyn, and @rocklady. I appreciate all of you who take the time to leave comments! @rocklady, @TBGDN, @Fleur569, @crawgarden, @MoonShadows, @Marilyn, @GaNinFl and @Whitebeard! And last but not least, thank you to those who left the thumbs up- @Baja_Costero, @bootandall, @Bubbles, @CarolineScott, @dirtdorphins, @evermorelawnless, @Fleur569, @GaNinFl, @GrammaChar, @krobra, @ovemyhouse, @MoonShadows, @rocklady, @wildflowers, @Marilyn, @Vic, @Whitebeard and @zuzu.
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Aug 22, 2018 10:21 AM CST
Karen this is gorgeous! I wish I could grow them - so far no luck Confused
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Aug 22, 2018 10:28 AM CST
Thank you! @Legalily. So far mine have only been annuals. They should be great down to zone 3 or 4, but I haven't managed to keep them over winter yet. I'd love to know the trick if any of you have done it.
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Aug 22, 2018 10:43 AM CST
Same here - I need to know the trick nodding nodding
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Aug 22, 2018 11:10 AM CST
Lovely banner, Karen! Hurray! I love ice plants and find them really useful in our zone 10a garden in France - splashes of vibrant colour, so perfectly illustrated in your photo. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
I don't think they would survive winters in England, although that is more guesswork than knowledge! Hilarious!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Aug 22, 2018 11:27 AM CST
So they can survive winters in France, Mika?
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Aug 22, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Yes, we have frost-free winters in our French garden. We are in what is described as a 'micro climate' - with the Mediterranean Sea in front of us and a semi-circle of French Alps behind us. That said, this winter there was a freak snow storm - the first in around 20 years - but the ice plants survived that and were happy to greet us early in the year. Smiling
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Aug 22, 2018 11:40 AM CST
That's wonderful! It's great that they returned, even after the odd snow storm.
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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Whitebeard
Aug 22, 2018 3:35 PM CST
Lovely banner, and I, too, love the plant. Mine have overwintered for several years. This past year, I think due to our warm February and brutal March, I lost several patches. I have it growing on a slope with a southwesterly exposure. Good drainage seems to be key. (Isn't it for so many things!)
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Aug 22, 2018 4:14 PM CST
Thank you for posting that, Sean. It's a gorgeous photo. I must admit the places I tried it didn't have the world's best drainage, so I'll fix that and try it again. I do have a slope that would look lovely planted up like yours.
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