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cfmzhouse
Marjeanne, I also had succulents in my wedding bouquet and potted them out after our honeymoon. This year we're celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and the succulents and their babies are still going strong, so much so that we'll be using them on a green roof in our house remodel. I hope they'll always be around as a lovely reminder of our wedding.
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Kristina

Gerrycabc, we have some hens & chicks in a shady area under a tree. They do get some sun in the evening but otherwise just dappled light that filters through the trees. They aren't as prolific as some of those pictured here but have survived a few years and are still spreading, probably just doing so more slowly than they would in full sun. I don't remember exactly when we planted them, maybe 10 years ago, and we've had blossoms maybe 3 or 4 times in that time. I didn't realize that they die after blooming but the new plants have filled in where any have died off.

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HU-768889155

Please! Semps do *not need to be brought indoors during wet winters. We live in Western Oregon, and they thrive in our wet winter areas. Taken indoors, they almost never get enough light. We've been growing them for over 40 years and got our original plants from Helen Payne who wrote the now out-of-print "Jewels of the High country" and had a nursery in the foothills of the coast range. Also, one of your photos shows semps with echeverias, both with the same common name but with very different cultural requirements.

   

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