Monday, April 9, 2012

Sempervivum



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We have Sempervivum (hens and chicks) scattered about in several locations in our yard. These succulents look good throughout the year, and they do well in rock gardens and in places where nothing else seems to grow. This 'hen' is along the edge of one of our rose beds.

33 comments:

Ms. A said...

Just took some pics of some of these at my MIL's. (Yes, your photo is better than mine, but so is your camera)

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

what a lovely shot! great lighting, too.
hens and chicks are hearty and strong plants.

i like to think that hens and chicks remind us how we should live our lives.

Fred Alton said...

Quite a beauty, George!

Pam said...

A rose by any other name.. I love the colors, nice shot George.

Jeevan said...

Lovely! This looks like a bloomed flower and unique.

Maple Lane said...

These are especially pretty and green in the Spring!

Sandra said...

beautiful hen for Easter. my hens are getting beautiful to, growing really fast.

The Incredible Woody said...

Nice shot!

L. D. Burgus said...

I use to have these and I think I will be looking for some soon. I really enjoyed them as a kid and still like them today.

ashok said...

good shot!

ashok said...

good shot!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I know these little guys. I have them as well. They are hardy little darlings.
:)

KathyA said...

Such a healthy looking hen it is!

We've been working very hard outside (okay -- husband has -- I do a little and then ice my knee!). Things are beginning to look pretty good. I can't wait to see your roses!!

Neal said...

That's a beautiful shot...so crystal clear.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks good.

Giga said...

Mam tą roślinę w ogródku :-). Piękne zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam.
I have this plant in the garden :-). Beautiful picture. Yours.

imac said...

We have some of these in pots in our kitchen George.

Faye said...

And the "chicks" are so cute. Do you nudge them out of the ground and plant in other locations in your yard? The color of this particular variety makes it a very effective border plant for roses, I think. You should have some roses pretty soon, right? Seeing some on Facebook that are growing already in OK.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have them in my gardens too and I agree that they look great all year long. :)

Dar said...

I have that very variety, but would have to look her up...several varieties bask in the sunshine in the sandiest soils. They amaze me. I cannot believe how quickly they grow and survive our harsh winters.
BlessYourHearts

Happyone said...

I have some of them in my yard too but mine never look as good as yours always do.

Team G Square said...

Clean and beautiful capture

rainfield61 said...

These layers of colours are terrific.

Amelia said...

Hi George, love the hens and chicks. Very pretty color and it look gorgeous. First time I come across this plant, thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day.

Busy Bee Suz said...

They are so cute!!!

Reader Wil said...

What a beautiful plant! You must have a very pretty garden, George! Have a great time enjoying it!

Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

Leovi said...

Very interesting, great light. A suggestive texture.

Carletta said...

Those purple tips are striking!

Marie said...

They are such pretty plants and spread so nicely!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a beauty, George!

Cheqna said...

This is nice.

✿⊰♥⊱ FRANCE ✿⊰♥ said...

J'adore cette plante

Sam D. said...

I love to have this plant but I wonder if we have that here :-) Is this plant is a perennial plant George? Indeed a brilliant shot.