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Re: semps

Trenoll Nursery in Ohio carries a large number of semps, many of them are
from Skrocki.  I even noticed a couple Zonneveld hybrids in their listing.
I don't have the catalog handy at the moment so I don't remember the exact
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Derksen <greenthumb@worldnet.att.net>
To: Hosta Open Digest <hosta-open-digest@mallorn.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: semps

>Ben or anyone on the list,
>        Hi, I have been lurking for quite a while. I have enjoyed all of
>information and the games, too.
>        I, too, saw the show on HGTV last Saturday on Ed Skrocki and his
>semps. I have tried to find out if he sells plants mail order or through
>mail order nurseries, but cannot find any information on him. I tried
>www.google.com and found references to his plants, but nothing on him. I
>tried www.qwestdex.com (our local phone company online directory) and put
>his name, city and state and found nothing. I think the show was a couple
>years old. Is he still alive? Is he still active in the semp community?  I
>would really like to buy some of his plants. (especially the orange one! If
>he has any available) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>Mike Derksen
>Bloomington, MN. USA
>USDA Zone 4a
>Subject: semps
>Nardfa the guy is indeed  Ed Skrocki We exchanged a lot of
>semps with each other. I even payed him a visit and was driven in
>the old Packard. The latin name for hen and chicken is
>Sempervivum or Jovibarba I happen to be an expert on the subject I
>have a 1000 plus clones in my garden about 300 of them are wild
>collected . They were my first love before I started with Hosta
>Ben J.M.Zonneveld
>Clusius lab pobox 9505
>2300 RA Leiden
>The Netherlands
>Fax: 31-71-5274999
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