Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Six Word Saturday - Feeding My What?





My Hens and Chicks grow in anything, even shade- just don't over water them.


This is how the Hen and Chicks came to be named.
No eggs were involved or hurt in the creation of these Hen-and-Chicks.

The "hen" is the main plant, and the "chicks" are the offspring, which start as tiny buds on the main plant and soon sprout their own roots, taking up residence close to the mother plant.

“Things aren't ever what they seem to be when you first look at them. What's important is that you keep your mind wide open and try to understand what's going on from a lot of different angles.” -Christopher Paul Curtis

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joanne said...

I love your sense of humor! I have chickens and hens (the plants!) and don't even water them....I love them and sedum - no care succulents...

Kalei's Best Friend said...

had no idea that was why they were called that.. i thought it had to do w/the fact the plant is somewhat flat and grows in a circle- kinda mimicking a hen's nest.. lol oops..

Josie Two Shoes said...

How often our first impressions tend to be wrong, Karen, good message! I love chicks and hens, had a friend who grew them. They thrive in our arrid West Texas climate.

Jim said...

Nice post, Karen, I love it!!!
Of course I started to scroll down to see some of your feathered kind and found these pretty ones instead.

Out in small town U.S.A. you could be having real chickens.

Linda said...

I think I want some of those Hens and chicks...cuz they are so hardy...and I need something hardy in this drought!

Happy Saturday!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

restlessjo said...

They're a great looking plant. Never heard them called that before. You Americans! Oops- cross that out, it's racist!

Karen S. said...

Restlessjo- Oh you're funny, and it is a strange name, and I always wondered why they were called that too. Sometimes it's so much fun to discover the real meaning behind things!

Janice's footsteps said...

I have those in my yard I was worried when we moved to the foothills I would lose them in winter but so far so good and I had the most flowers on them ever.
Happy Saturday

Karen S. said...

Janice- they are a tough plant. They even survive over our Minnesota winters, and pretty much spread if they are basically left alone, without over watering!

Suzy said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have the same plant and now I know a little more about it.
So true about things not being what they seem.

Elaine said...

I've seen the plant, but haven't heard it called hens and chicks - good name!

McGuffy Ann said...

Wow! That took me back! My Granny used to tend her hen & chicks! Thanks!

darlin said...

Karen, thank you! I was wondering what these were called when I spotted them in Australia. If they survive a winter where you are, they should technically do the same here, right?

Have a wonderful week!


Gail said...

I love these plants but always seem to kill them. I guess I over water.

JosephAlsarraf said...

Funny name, nice plants! : )

retired not tired said...

Thank you for explaining the name. We have them in our garden as well as Lamb's ear which is my granddaughter's favourite