Monday, June 14, 2010

Sempervivum



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

We have several varieties of sempervivums (hens and chicks) in our yard. They can often be overlooked, but closer examination shows a plant with incredible details.

15 comments:

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love hen and chicks...but, alas, I am a murderer of them!!!

Sandra said...

I must confess, i have murdered a few of them in my life time. I love them, but they do not like me. to much water i think. these are so cute

Mildred said...

Beautiful photo George. I love these hen and chicks too. They thrive on my neglect!!! Have a nice day.

rainfield61 said...

It is like understanding a person more after following him very closely.

Ginny said...

This is a neat picture, maybe it's the lighting. It really emphasises the furry little prickles.

LV said...

I love these little plants. My sister has them and they do really well for her. She shared some with me, and I am down to one now. Of course, she lives in Mississippi near the Tennessee border. I think your state will grown anything.

Happyone :-) said...

Mine are coming along nicely this year too! I have some in strawberry pots.

EG Wow said...

I grow them in my gardens too. The rosettes look like green flowers.

KathyA said...

One of the few plants I don't have -- have always liked them, though.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I love them as well. I thought I had some but then maybe they died cause I havent seen any for a while now.

sEy said...

it's simply amazing and adorable. It would take a lot of effort and time to grow a plant like this! Congratulations!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is one photo that needs to be looked at in a larger format.It is so lovely.I like these plants as they remind me of cactus,without the spines.
Blessings,Ruth

Ann said...

Any idea why it is caused hens and chicks? I have a similar succulent in my garden.

Kirigalpoththa said...

This is a very interesting plant

Janie said...

Great detail in your photo. I haven't seen this plant around here, but it is a lovely one.