Monday, August 18, 2014

Sempervivum

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

We have sempervivum (hens and chicks) several places in our yard.  They require very little care and grow where almost nothing else will grow.  They bring some beauty and color to what would otherwise be drab places around the house.

25 comments:

Gosia k said...

Beautiful plant and an amazing name. We have the same at my place.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture and they are pretty as flowers!

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Cool picture !
Nice post :)

LV said...

I have a nice little pot of these. I love them as they take care of themselves.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how I love our chicks and hens... They add so much to our yard!!! Thanks for a beautiful photo.

Love,
Wifey

Ms. A said...

My MIL gave me some of these three decades ago and I managed to kill them, three decades ago. *sigh

I Am Woody said...

They would be great for little rocky areas!

ladyfi said...

Nice shot.

Lynda said...

I like the color in the tips. Are they shade or sunshine plants?

Ginny said...

These are healthy and pretty George! I think it was Betsy who posted some on Facebook and they were awesome, the best I have seen from you in many years.

L. D. said...

Your planting looks like it is doing well. I have some that just haven't established themselves. Mine are a different color.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They look so good.I would love to grow some,but have had no luck with them.

Happyone said...

Oh they are looking good. Mine - not so good.

Rose said...

I have them, but mine are in pots. I like them either way.

Small Kucing said...

it's a type of succulent, right? lovely. I have some succulent plants but not this

Small City Scenes said...

I do like the Hens and Chicks. My daughter in Eastern Washington has them here there and I guess everywhere. MB

Linda said...

Nice photographed, George!

Indrani said...

Amazing leaf arrangement!
Looks great in the pic.

A Lady's Life said...

Aren't they wonderful My venus fly trap is doing well too.:)
The hibiscus lost all the leaves but is more than making up for it now. I never saw them lose leaves like that before.

Terry and Linda said...

I grow these in memory of my paternal Grandmother. Every time I see one make a chick...I smile!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

amanda | wildly simple said...

I love hen and chicks and wish I'd remember to start some other than in pots. I believe they have fair chances of wintering in protected locations here for us. And they're perfectly charming. :)

Scott said...

I've always been a fan of those in the yard. Never knew the latin name . . . I think I'll stick with Hens and Chicks ;-)

Lorri M. said...

How lovely. They grow well, and are easy to care for.

I love their textures and contrasts.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful composition...

Amelia said...

Hi George, this is cute and lovely.Nice click.

Best regards
Amelia