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  • 1.
    • Secor Farm
    • Dan Diner
  • 2. Hen and Chicks
  • 3. Hen and Chicks
    • “ Sempervivum tectorum”
    • evergreens
    • perennials
    • “ Hens” are parent rosettes, “chicks” are offsets
      • budding (asexual reproduction)
    • Chicks begin as buds on hens, eventually grow roots
      • Hens die after they flower
    • Are strong succulents. Planted on roofs in ancient times to slow advancing fires.
  • 4. ‘Freckles’
  • 5. Coleus Freckles
    • perennials
      • often times used as annuals because they are so delicate
      • developing flower buds are pinched off because the plant would die afterwards
    • extremely colorful - hybrid
      • When around sun, become more colorful
    • Genus Coleus indigenous to tropical Africa , Asia , Australia , the East Indies , the Malay Archipelago , and the Philippines
  • 6. Daylilies
  • 7. Daylily
    • genus Hemerocallis
      • means “beautiful for a day” in Greek
      • mature flowers only last one day
    • misnomer: not lilies
    • Native to Europe, China, Japan, Korea
    • monocots
    • open at sunrise, whither at sunset (photoperiodism)
    • require > 6 hours sunlight daily
    • Bloom time varies from June through October
    • Propagated by dividing clumps or by seed
  • 8. Aloe (Huge!)
  • 9. Aloe Vera
    • Genus native to Africa
    • succulents
    • Propogate via seeds or plant cuttings (leaf or root)
    • Gel:
      • thick jelly derived from leaf parenchymal tissue. Contains carbohydrate polymers (ex: glucomannans)
      • used for topical treatment of wounds, minor burns, and skin irritations; skin care products
    • Latex:
      • bitter yellow juice derived from leaf
      • used as a powerful laxative to relief constipation
    • Plant also made into beverages and is a component of some medicines
  • 10. Alstroemeria
  • 11. Alstroemeria (Zapricia) (Zapricia)
    • monocot
    • commercially popular - favored bouquet component
    • experience resupination- flower is inverted; upside down- looking
    • Zapricia:
      • new hybrid (published 2008)(U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,119)
      • mutation, first found in The Netherlands in 2002
      • propagation via rhizome division
  • 12. END (?)