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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Hens and the Chicks

Hey!!! Good to see you! Thanks for stopping by! Today I am sharing something I have done…that isn’t even in my garden!

Most of you have heard of me chatting on and on about the wonderful neighbor I have living next door. He lets me do anything I want to his yard…as long as I don’t dig up the grass and make flower beds or plant a hedge…lol

He doesn’t like to do yard work, and he knows nothing about flowers, so I play around and make things pretty there once and a while…even add a few pots of flowers just to be a bug. lol

Well…he has a little patch of Hens and Chicks that grow in the front rock bed. He thinks they are weeds and was about to spray them with weed killer one day…when I arrived to save the day!

I am not that great with succulents and thought these “endangered” babies would be a good challenge for me. The plants didn’t do much for the last couple years…barely existed…but this year they have been Tootsiefied!


I made them bloom!!!!


They look awesome now…


I haven’t ever seen them bloom before, so I have been waiting to see if they open up…or what is going to happen with them.


When I showed my neighbor his little plants last week…he laughed. He asked if the plant is called hens and chicks…is that bloom the rooster? hahaha!


I got it to make babies…


The whole darn family…Hens, chicks and roosters too!


Anyone have tips for transplanting or dividing these? I think my greenhouse might need a couple.


That’s my story!

The weekend was absolutely fabulous at my house…good friends, old and new ones, lots of fun and time outside…what more could a girl ask for?

Until next time…Happy Gardening!

*)*)*) to the terrific three…you know who you are!

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Unknown said...

I just dug mine up and divided them . put the root part under ground . Watered them once and let them go . I'll send you a picture . I really ended up with a lot of baby's .

The JR said...

Pretty. He's a lucky guy to have someone like you tending to his yard.

fleurcottage said...

you only need to place them on top of the ground & btw, they're great in pots!

Terra said...

Pretty hens and chicks and babies, "you done good girl".

Sue said...

Mine just got done doing that--and I CUT IT OFF. Aren't I terrible. No kidding --it was BRIGHT RED. It looked positively naughty.
From what I understand, once it flowers, that portion dies--but of course you get a bunch of babies to tear off and plant elsewhere.
Have fun!

Shirley said...

Look at you "grow"! Good on ya!

Julie said...

Nice succulent save, Tootsie!!!

The Ebullient Gardener said...

Glad you had some luck with your hen and chicks! They are fun to grow and root really easily by just placing them on top of soil! Thanks for Sharing and Happy Gardening!

June said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your message. Your blog is lovely. I love your garden and the fact that your neighbor even lets you play in his yard too.
My mom always just took the babies off and stuck them in a pot to root. I don't have any in my garden...yet...

Style, Decor & More said...

Very interesting. I'm not familiar with that flower!
Should be pretty when it blooms!

Terri. said...

I am a new follower via GFC, Twitter and Facebook. I hope you can stop by my blog and check it out and follow back if you like.

NCSue said...

I'm already a follower, and I'm also jealous of your hens & chicks. They're lovely!

Stop by my place tomorrow for a new blog hop, "I'm THANKFUL ON THURSDAY". I look forward to your visit!


thanks for sharing your lovely and fresh blog. I love what i read and see. God continue to bless u...:)

BECKS said...


You know what, I never thought gardening would interest me, but my fella is a keen gardener and so he's gradually rubbed off on me!

Congrats on the guest hosting spot for the Thursday blog hop. I'm a new follower of yours.

Would love a follow back at:


Anonymous said...

Mined bloomed this year, too, after having been planted 2 years ago. You can see them in a recent post of mine. I hear they die afterwards. I sure hope not.

siteseer said...

I got some a few years back and they bloom every year. Mine are a pretty pink. I haven't done anything with mine and they just send up babies wherever... some right by them and some several feet away.. there is no rhyme or reason

Christine and Company said...

Hi! Following you from the Terrific Thursday Hop. I know NOTHING about "hens and chicks", but I am excited to announce that my pumpkin seeds have sprouted...hope I have enough time for them to mature by Halloween!

I'll be following your garden tips...Lord knows I need them. :-)

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

I'm your newest follower from Thursday blog hop. What a beautiful garden! I can't wait to read more.

I hope you have a blessed weekend,

Unknown said...

I am a new follower from the Thursday blog hop. You have a great blog!! I can't wait to read more have my first garden and flowers this year. Maybe you can help me figure out what to plant next year.

Andrea said...

I hope the Tootsified plants will be more loved by the owner, and the owner will later also be tootsified. I know it is a contagious term, so please keep us posted on the development in his yard. There is a word 'ripple effect', i will not be surprised if the tootsie-effect will spread in the neighborhood! God bless and take care!

LindyLouMac said...

You have taught me something new today, we have some of these succulents but I never knew they were known as Hens and Chicks.

La Petite Gallery said...

My Daughter bought me the hens and chickens and put them in cracks in my rock's. They went wild.
Sorry I haven't been by, lost my dog of 16 years and that was June 8 I am still crying. Had lots of company took my mind off him.


the cape on the corner said...

oh MAN! i love succulents! yours are fab!