Notes about living and gardening somewhere down in Texas
Love it! Got a pot that looks almost like it too. Those hens and chicks can't be beat. My mail lady left a big bag of them in my mailbox one day. I planted them in the garden where they promptly disappeared. Now in pots they are doing well. Too funny huh? Have you planted coleus yet? I can't wait to see it this year. I don't have so much luck with it.
Tina,I bought just a few coleus for a large pot with mixed flowers, but I have not bought any others. I have found over the years that coleus do better for me if I wait until May. Glad you like the hens and chicks. Lowe's had a truck load and they were selling them for half price! Whoo-hoo!
Linda that is really cute. I never thought that hens/chicks would look cute in a planter like that. Guess I learned something, huh?
I love hens and chicks(-: Was that a current sale at Lowes? If so I wonder if our Lowes has the same deal? I better swing by there and check it out! You can never have to many right? Mine do better in a pot of some sort too. The ground plantings seem to die out for some reason. I just found a couple new ones on ebay that I bid on. Dotty and Hercules. They looked pretty cool(-:
That is a great looking pot you have those Hens & Chicks growing in Linda! I've been considering getting a large strawberry type jar to plant some in. :)
Thanks Susie! I would have never potted them like this either--and it may not work, but the price was right! :) Cindee--I thought of you when I saw these! It was just last week. The name on the tag says "Hardy Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum Rubusto" I hope they do well. I am dying to grab a baby and start a new plant. That is what is so much fun with these! Hope you find some too!I love strawberry pots Racquel, but would never have thought of hens and chicks in one--but why not, right! I love succulents! Perfect for Texas!
I love how you've planted the hen and chicks in there! I've never thought of that. I find those plants to be so full of texture and color shades around the edges. Brenda
Brenda I bought it already in this pot. Isn't it a great idea! They had them on sale at Lowes!
That looks great. Now I NEED a strawberry pot.
Thanks Debbi! You can find them at Lowe's!
These are what I am trying to grow in Maryland - to have one small garden that will come up and spread of hens and chicks that I can out garden items of chicken "things" in to accent the plants. Cindees Garden and I have been discussing it too - this is lovely! My grandmother in NJ always had them in her rock garden so there must be some species that survive the cold too. Jennifer
Super cool! Great blog...I'll be checking back:)
Jennifer, that is a wonderful idea! I love succulents as does Cindee! They are do good with our Texas heat! Actually,I think they do pretty good everywhere! Thanks for stopping by--think I'll head over to "your place" tonight for a visit! :)cg--thank you so much!! I hope you will drop by again, and I will plan on coming over to see you too!Happy Gardening!
Linda !!! I absolutely love the hen'chicks container .. I have a terra cotta "herb vase" like that so I think I am going to try that out .. I swore I would only do easy pots this year .. too much fussing over complicated watering schedule .. these guys and herbs are more forgiving ? LOL
Joy, these should be very easy to grow as they require very litte water. I water using a can and water from top, then in the sides just a little. They like it hot..and are very drought tolerant. :)
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