I'd say mine are about 1/3 of each of the above. I never used to amend my native soil until this year - since we've been getting so much rain I need better drainage in some areas. I also have quite a few in pots. Once in a while squirrels or gophers dig them out of both pots and the ground. If I start having a problems with that I put Plantskydd in the pots and that does a good job of detering them. http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/accessory/plantskydd.shtml?g...
It smells unpleasant until it dries, then us humans can't smell it anymore. Just be sure not to get it on the plants, just on the dirt. It is blood-based and will stain your plants.
Minneapolis, MN; Zone 4a aka treelover3 @ Dave's Garden
I grow all of my semps in the ground with amended soil.
The amended soil is due mainly to wanting the soil to be slightly mounded to provide better drainage, so I add bagged top soil and coarse sand to the native soil to build up the growing area. I have also grown semps in just the native soil, but they do a bit better with the top soil and coarse sand added for the extra drainage it provides. I also add a top layer of pea gravel to keep the weeds down and to help keep the crown of the plants dry.
Name: BlueFox Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
I've got lots in 4" pots (all the named varieties ~100 different ones - anywhere between one and five of each kind) and then lots get planted in mosaics, topiaries, spheres and other crafts, as well as my rock walls.
Renee, do you have more than one of each variety / species?
Hi lynn! i have been very good, just busy with school! right now i don't have pics, and i do admit i don't have many plants in this family, but i find them very interesting! i unfortunately don't have any current photos, so can't post some right now. I have been especially working lately on a new project, a rustic vegetable garden. enjoying it a lot! i like a garden that has a touch of everything in it!!
how are you doing, and what have you been up to lately?