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RickR
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cohan wrote:

Rick-
Are those Escobaria vivipara in the trough?

Yes, grown from seed collected at the Minnesota/South Dakota border.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

cohan
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Nice ones :) I just have some tiny seedlings ..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Rick, the cacti fits very well with the semps! I have to try that at my summerhouse ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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Hoy wrote:

Rick, the cacti fits very well with the semps! I have to try that at my summerhouse ;)

I agree, Rick, that's a great looking trough, really like the S. arachnoidium type dangling some baby chicks.

The semps are plumping and coloring up here :)

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Mark McD
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Cohan, good to see that the snow has receded enough for some peeks at your semps, soon they will be plumping up and taking on strong color.

It is still a bit early for semps here, but they're starting to show color. In one of my planters in particular, Jovibarba heuffelii 'Gold Bug' is brightening up, as are the sempervivum neighbors.  Here are a few early shots. The yellow and red-tinged one is the Jovibarba, the green and purple-brown tipped one is Sempervivum pittonii, and the amber red one is S. 'More Honey', a favorite.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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Showing lots of color, Mark.  You're right, that is Sempervivum arachnoides 'Minus' in my trough.  In another couple weeks it will look like this:

             

And a month and a half or so, like this:

             

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

cohan
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Looking good Mark and Rick;
Mark, really love the heuffelii, haven't tried any here yet....
We had another 15cm or so of snow wed night/thurs morning, and some more flurries last night.. semps are bare again already, though some other beds are still deep.. last night was -11C or so -quite impressive that these plants are already showing signs of life!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

cohan
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Finally managed to get some fairly accurate pics of some dark semps, they can be tricky to photograph! These are all from my plants received from Europe as  'lost-label', and planted in a new bed last fall after a couple of years in community pots..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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I think these are the darkest I have ever seen!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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They are dark  ;D Of course it varies through the year, depending on conditions, and I'm wondering if it varies even on a smaller scale- after a day of scattered light showers, and more rain overnight, they seem slightly less dark today, though I didn't have time to really look.. next I have to capture some of the really red ones!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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