Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sempervivum

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Sempervivum ('always alive'), or hens and chicks, are wonderful succulents that we have growing several places in our yard.  They need very little care and multiply very well, filling in spots where other plants don't seem to thrive.  The color and form varies, but they are always fascinating.

25 comments:

Maple Lane said...

One of my favorite plants. I look forward to planting a few of these this year. Have a good day, George.

Team G Square said...

Great picture .

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I've always loved the hens and chickens, they are such a hardy little plant, I have mine planted inside a strawberry pot.
Lovely picture George.
~Jo

Sandra said...

i love these little guys and Angela sent me about 50 of them, we planted them and every single one of them died. they must not like the tropics.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia de linda flor....
Cumprimentos

Janie said...

The plant itself looks like a little green flower. Pretty, and nice to have plants that grow easily and don't require a lot of attention.

Indrani said...

Yes, they look good.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Green roses.I know that's not the correct name,but that is what they look like to me.Beautiful!

L. D. said...

I have always been fascinated by them. I don't have any on my property but we had them as a kid on the farm.

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello GREGORE!
Dreamed when I admire the lovely succulent.
Your photos are always excellent. I love them all!
Betsy and I hope you have a nice weekend.
Regards
Lucia

Ginny said...

I am IMPRESSED with this shot. I think they do NOT look pretty in the lens, but your shot is beautiful! They had a bunch of these in front of Trader Joe's a few days ago, and I took lots of pictures, they all turned out terrible. Maybe YOU had the sun!

Ms. A said...

Love the enlarged view. My mother in law has tons of these, I need to get some from her... although, I BET I COULD KILL THEM WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT.

Happyone said...

I have some of these too and they are coming along nicely this spring.

A Lady's Life said...

I should get one and keep it indoors.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love them....they are so cute and hardy!

Lynda said...

I never knew the real name - - - but thought it was hens and chicks when I saw it. We don't have any in our yard. Do they ever flower?

Magia da Inês said...

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Bela planta.
Ótimo mês de maio!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.°✿⊱彡
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imac said...

Nice one

Small City Scenes said...

Just a real fun type of flower. Very pretty with alien blooms. MB

Lisa Buben said...

That's very different, haven't seen any around here. Thanks for sharing. Does it bloom into a color as well?

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful Cactus...

Betty Manousos said...

i love them too. i think they contribute aesthetically to any yard.

beautiful shot!

Marie said...

It's a neat plant. Different and interetsing.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love having them in my gardens too.

Jeevan said...

I have seen this kind of plant in a hill station here. They are unique in shape of flowers.