Hen and Chicks

Hens_and_Chicks_growing_amid_other_succulents Wikipedia

[Above, photo from Wikipedia]

I’ve always like hen and chicks — the plant, I mean, not the fowl. In the south, the plants are called “hen-and-biddies”.

Hen and chicks are succulents, short-lived (about three years), and in the year of their demise, presumably after producing many biddies, they grow a tall center blooming stalk.


Although we’ve only lived here since 2014, a couple of our hens are ready to go out in a blaze of glory.




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