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Hoy
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Interesting octopus, Rick!

Not unlike this one, unnamed as usual ;D

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

RickR
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A very nice one, Trond.  It has flaming leaf tips!

Another thing I have noticed about S. octopodes: when it flowers, the stem always looks as though it is dying prematurely, even before it has finished flowering.  This time I am going to let it go to seed and see what happens...

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

Hoy
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Her is one of my nameless Semps in flower now:

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

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Those seem to be a lot longer and more clasping leaves along the stems than what I am used to, Trond.
 I like it.

Various photos of Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Minus':

An early November shot.  That's it to the left of Pediocactus simpsonii.

             

Late April:

             

I like how the colony builds in irregular height. 
Late June:

       

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

Hoy
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Some fine cushions, Rick! Are you a fan too?
I do grow a few at my summerhouse together with Sedum and other drought resistant plants. (Boat house in background)

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

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lots of lovely plants, everyone! I've been taking tons of photos of my plants, and almost keeping up editing them, but no time left to post after that!
Here is a small series of some plants I received in 2009 from a European collector as tiny offsets of 'lost label' plants; she is a very serious collector, and if she felt they couldn't be named, I wont try! (probably some she knew species and lost clone info, others are doubtless hybrids).. from May 24 this year
I stuck them almost blindly into some group pots to mature- they were etiolated and pale from the mail, so part from seeing some hints of red, I didn't know what I was planting next to what... Now most of the pots are very full and need some divisions, especially where a couple of tiny forms are being overwhelmed!
Keep in mind that colours tend to stay good here all year, at least in recent cold summers, and always with cool nights!

This reddish plant is one of the 'fanciest' forms I have, its just getting going here,from its compact winter form,  but all summer shows very interesting markings/banding on the leaves besides good colour..

 

Group shots..

A couple other nice ones.. the second red is an extra dark one...

 

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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A couple of jovis, since I don't see a separate thread for those....

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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You have some nice potfulls as well, Cohan!

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

cohan
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Thanks, Trond! Some of those pots are really full and I have to take out some really small forms soon as they are being overwhelmed by bigger ones.. and many of the plants are ready to flower this year, after the 2009 plantings--I received two separate sets of pieces that year, one of species and named forms, and one of lost labels, and lots of flowers coming in both sets...
Also my S ciliosum, which was a local purchase in ( I think) 2008, is flowering for the first time, with seven flower stalks currently flowering, and I noticed two more small ones coming! It will be decimated, but it has many many offsets in a small space.. I'll post photos, but I want to put together a series ....

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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Your certainly have a nice form of Jobibarba allionii, Cohan.  This December pic shows the most color mine ever gets:

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

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