Thursday, 2 September 2010

Hen and Chicks

I love houseplants, especially ones that “do” something.  Like my Purple Shamrock I posted about here.  It goes to sleep at night.

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My mother used to love cactus and succulents and I always think of her when I see them.  Many a time I would come away from a garden centre my hands full of little prickles after picking up and putting down a dozen or so cactus for her to examine.

Anyway back to my little beauty.  I bought this succulent plant last week, it’s commonly called Hen and Chicks because it has “babies”.  Shoots will appear, well I’m hoping they will, and grow into baby plants.  Plenty of them if I’m lucky and look after it properly.  

I’ll be back with another picture as soon as Mother Nature works her magic.

With this post I’m linking to Simple Pleasures.  A new blog I’ve recently found where others are sharing their Simple Pleasures too.

8 comments:

Dayle said...

Welcome to Simple Pleasures, Kathleen. What a lovely plant with a fascinating name. I adore plants and love working with them, although sometimes no matter what I do they don't thrive. Yours is a beauty and a perfect simple pleasure. I can't wait to see what happens with it.

Please join us again.

sarah said...

it's so amazing when I see flowers actually going to sleep. These hens and chicks look neat. Have fun with it.

Debbie said...

I would love to see the chicks when they arrive. I agree with Sarah that it fascinates me when plants go to sleep.

Your simple plant really IS a simple pleasure.

Debbie said...

And BTW, your header is beautiful. It's a simple pleasure in and of itself.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I have never heard of this plant before. It sounds like it would be a fun plant to have.
Ginger

Stephani said...

This is a beautiful plant. I don't think I've ever heard of it before. I wonder if it is easy to take care of. I don't have the greenest thumb in the world! ~ Thanks for stopping by my photo blog. I sure enjoy this simple pleasures meme.

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi,
I do love Hens and Chicks...can't wait to see your plant when it "hatches!" Plants really are a Simple Pleasure because THEY do all the work! :)


~Jean

kayellen said...

I love you sweet photo :)
Great plant too!!

Hope you had a nice weekend~~~

xo
Kay Ellen