Hummingbird House The Garden Helper
No-dash-here, you've found The Real Garden Helper! Gardening on the Web since 1997
vine bar
Wild Willy
 

another of Tina's

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
« Prev thread: Another Newbie! HELP!!| Next thread: Another Poinsettia Question »
Back to Thread index
by plants 'n pots on February 08, 2006 09:03 PM
For some reason, I was having trouble getting a clear shot of this one yesterday. This is the best of today's.

Sempervivum - it's 3 inches across.
 -

Thanks again, Tina! [kissies]

* * * *
 -
 -
 - Lynne's knitting journal  -  -  -
"I'm spayed, declawed, and housebound - how's YOUR day going???"
by afgreyparrot on February 08, 2006 09:44 PM
That's pretty neat looking. It sorta reminds me of those hens and chicken things my granny used to have.

* * * *
 -
 -
 -
Buckle up! It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car!
by jonni13 on February 08, 2006 10:03 PM
It is Cindy.

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by plants 'n pots on February 08, 2006 10:13 PM
yep - Hens and chicks Cindy! [thumb]

* * * *
 -
 -
 - Lynne's knitting journal  -  -  -
"I'm spayed, declawed, and housebound - how's YOUR day going???"
by afgreyparrot on February 08, 2006 10:19 PM
Are you kidding? [Embarrassed] [Big Grin]
See...I learned something this morning!

You tried to confuse and confound me by using that big word! [nutz] [Big Grin]

* * * *
 -
 -
 -
Buckle up! It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car!
by jonni13 on February 08, 2006 11:34 PM
Those hen'n'chicks will get 10" across and put out off-sets, Lynne. I think you're going to be re-potting soon. But it really looks good for now.

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by plants 'n pots on February 08, 2006 11:48 PM
Thanks Tina. I have a few small ones outside, but because it gets so cold here and snowy and icy they never seem to get too large. Once they flower, I seem to lose them pretty much except for some tiny chicks that don't always make it over winter. I know that once they flower that part dies out, but the chicks that are a product of the main plant never seem to thrive too well.

I'm going to try and keep this one indoors.

* * * *
 -
 -
 - Lynne's knitting journal  -  -  -
"I'm spayed, declawed, and housebound - how's YOUR day going???"
by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 04:07 AM
Here is the "Hen" your babie came from. She is about 10" across

 -
No snow here (to speak of) to worry about.

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by plants 'n pots on February 09, 2006 08:41 AM
ooooooh, Tina! That is gorgeous!
Do these bloom for you, and then die out once they've bloomed like the hens and chicks that we can buy here?

* * * *
 -
 -
 - Lynne's knitting journal  -  -  -
"I'm spayed, declawed, and housebound - how's YOUR day going???"
by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 09:51 AM
Yes they do but that mamma has bloomed and it's still hanging in. I don't know why. The mother of the mamma pictured has bloomed a mess of times and just now looking ratty. It is at my neighbor's house (Lovelilies/Paula).

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by comfrey on February 09, 2006 10:32 AM
Ok what is the trick to growing these, I have tried and tried since moving to Arkansas with no luck. I use to have a large metal dishpan full when I lived in Missouri, But for some reason I just can't keep them alive here????? Any ideas?

* * * *
 -
 -
by Triss on February 09, 2006 10:39 AM
Yours look so nice Lynne and Tina. I still do not know what I am going to plant mine in so right now it is in a tupperware container, in dirt, on my windowsill.

I had an idea of putting a bunch of hardy succulents in a wheelbarrel. Think it would work, deep enough and all that???

* * * *
 -
 -
We are all under the same stars... therefore we are never far apart.
by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 10:42 AM
I have no idea of any special tricks. My neighbor gave me a chick and I stuck it in the ground. No food, not too much water. I do not know what your problems might be.

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 10:44 AM
Yes Triss. It should work well in a wheelbarrow.

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by Triss on February 09, 2006 10:45 AM
Now to just find one [Big Grin]

* * * *
 -
 -
We are all under the same stars... therefore we are never far apart.
by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 10:46 AM
Freecycle?

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by Triss on February 09, 2006 10:55 AM
Good idea. I just joined but I have to post a give first. And I have not gotten to that point yet. It will be garage sale season soon.

Until then, or I find a cool pot for mine, it will sit on the windowsill.

* * * *
 -
 -
We are all under the same stars... therefore we are never far apart.
by cinta on February 09, 2006 11:43 AM
I do not think that is a Sempervirium.
It is either a Aeoniums or Echeveria.

I do not want to sound like a commercial but I grow lots of Semps...I have learned the following.

Sempervirum, when they bloom they die. If you have blooms and it survives. It is not a Semp/Hens and Chick.

People in zone 8-9 can grow Aeoniums and Echeveria outside. We cold people have to grow them indoors.

If hens and chicks are kept indoors they will bloom and die. They are alpine plants so they need the chill period to grow and produce.

Semps are the opposite of a tender house plant....If you put a houseplant outside in the cold it will die. If you keep Semps in warm without the chill they bloom and die.

I grow mine on a bed of 50/50 gravel/soil. They are outside under snow and ice and come spring they have made babies under the snow. They grow in cold dry areas.

* * * *
http://www.flickr.com/photos/audwoman/

If you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain!!
by jonni13 on February 09, 2006 12:32 PM
Listen to Cinta ladies, she knows more than I do on this subject. I can grow a lot of things just because I'm in zone 9 but it doesn't mean I really know what I'm doing. Everything is trial and error and I'm always working on IDing the things I have.
While you're around Cinta/Aud, have you a correct name for "old man's bones"? And maybe a link to a pic?

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by cinta on February 09, 2006 11:53 PM
Tina, I have heard the term "old man's bones" but my old mind is not clicking as to which plant it is. Do you have a pic?

I do not know that much just the few plants I have tried. I just love succulents and sedum. They are so pretty and easy. Not so demanding for water. Some people over water I am one that may throw some water at a plant if I think of it and they love my treatment. LOL!!!!

Tina, I wish I had your weather I would probably have a yard full of succys.

* * * *
http://www.flickr.com/photos/audwoman/

If you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain!!
by jonni13 on February 10, 2006 04:37 AM
No, someone offered me some 'old mans bones and I'm wondering what it is.
But if you lived in my zone, you'd start missing your peonies,and lilacs and....
And succ's are great but then I see some glads I want or some iris or some....
I want it all. [Big Grin]

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog
by cinta on February 10, 2006 12:03 PM
OK, Old Man's Bones is Sedum divergens. In your weather it would probably take over. LOL!!

Yes you are right I would miss growing alot of the plants that I love. So I have to get rich and have two homes.

* * * *
http://www.flickr.com/photos/audwoman/

If you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain!!
by jonni13 on February 10, 2006 01:02 PM
Thank you for the info. Going to look that up.
Two homes, huh. I've never thought about that. I think it would drive me nuts wondering how the other home was doing.

* * * *
~Tina
 -
 -
 -
Getting old is the pits. But it sure beats the alternative. My Blog

Active Garden Forum

« Prev thread: Another Newbie! HELP!!| Next thread: Another Poinsettia Question »
Back to Thread index