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#105825 Aug 8th, 2007 at 02:32 PM
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I don't know what this is. I have these rocks in fron of my front porch, and these are growing out of one. They have been there since I moved in a couple of years ago..

I remember my aunt having these around her patio when I was young, but they were in the ground (if I remember correctly).

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Hi, SamJam!

I believe you have some Hens & Chicks there, but don't take my word for it, you have the real experts at your disposal here. By the way, they look very nice nestled in that rock!


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Thanks! I googled, and they do appear to be Hens & Chicks. There seem to be many varieties of them as well. I'll have to read up and see if I can move any of them out of the rock and into the ground. Thanks again!
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Yep I believe it is chicken and hens! I love that someone placed one in the rock and it took off like that! Cooooooooool!!


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You're welcome! I love pretending I know what I'm talking about. ;~}


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Originally Posted by Julianne
You're welcome! I love pretending I know what I'm talking about. ;~}
but you weren't pretending... you did good!

the proper name is sempervive... or something like that. i can never remember, i just call them hens and chicks or cats and kittens (what my mother in law calls them). the just don't grow well for me here why

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Thanks, Jiffymouse, nice of you to say so! Always something new to learn and I love it. I wonder why hens and chicks won't grow well for you in your area? We had them in south-central IL and I'm sure I've seen them here. I hope so since I plan to try them in my garden. Full sun?


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they sell a lot of them here. i think it is the extreme humidity, year around that makes them not grow.

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Yikes! Florida's middle name is Humidity! We had an extrememly heavy and long rain last night and today is a sauna outside. But, too much to do in the garden. Besides, I could do with loosing a little water weight. :~D


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It's always really humid here (SE Missouri) and they seem to grow just fine out of that rock. :)
Right now I'm dealing with a lot of heat that is doing a number on my tomato plants. We have yet another week of around 100F temps to look forward to also. Yuck...

The chicks and hens are going strong though....

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i saw where someone put them on the head of a gargoyle statue---like a headband---i have always wondered how to do that? why


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