Hens and Chicks in a Rusty Kettle

by Jan
(Grand Forks, B.C.)

Old Rusty Kettle with Hens and Chicks

Old Rusty Kettle with Hens and Chicks

I love old rusty funky stuff, and this kettle just begged to be planted with hens and chicks - some people call them houseleeks, or sempervivums - whatever the name, they are one of my favorite plants.

They are tough and drought tolerant, and I don't do anything to care for them, but they come back every year with new growth and baby chicks. Oddly, they never seem to get out of hand, and I can easily move any excess chicks as the stolons are brittle and snap off without any damage to the mother rosette.

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Jan 02, 2011
Rusticity Rocks!
by: Jacki

Anything rustic and rusty that isn't nailed down is fair game for me to plant Sempervivum or other hardy succulents into, and you've got the same obsession - look at these pages for more inspiration on how to use rustic salvage for your shabby chic rustic crafts.

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