Sunday, September 4, 2011

house leeks


I really enjoy growing Hens & Chicks. There's something about the way they send out these little babies, easily removed and replanted somewhere else, that makes them so much fun. Three of the ones I removed last year sent up blooms.


Others, like the ones shown here, just cluster a littler tighter. I think I have twenty or so right now and it'll be interesting to see how they fair over the winter. We drop down to -35°C and it always surprises me to see what comes back and what doesn't.

4 comments:

  1. Mine didn't fair this well although they did survive this aweful heat we had all summer. Even in the shade it was too hot. I think they will come back this fall and winter. Have a fabulous day!

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  2. I like them too. It always amazes me how expensive they are at the garden centres but they multiply so easily. How is that right?

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  3. I like them too. Haven't had any for years. Sweet!

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