Friday, July 06, 2007

Hens, Chicks & Porcelain Berry Vine



Oh I was so HAPPY when I found some Hens & Chicks at our Home Depot!! They had two types..the smaller
green ones & these lovely..???purplish ?? ones. They are just so fun & they've already begun to "chick out"

Here's a WONDERFUL plant I have grown for a few years when we were still in the city, Porcelain Vine.
It get's green berries, then ..they turn all different shades of aquamarine, purple, blues, pinks..even whites.
NOW if I can figure out HOW to keep the birds from eating the berries while they are green..I'll have a LOVELY show in the Autumn. Below are MY vines growing along the fence.


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And this is NOT my picture, but it is what they will look like in a couple months. Most delightful!!

9 comments:

Lorraine said...

How beautiful!! How do ya get such great pics:o)?!!!

Deb said...

We have hens & chicks in our garden as well - but I've never seen a Porcelain Vine-it is gorgeous with the coloured berries.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wonderful plants Deena! I didn;t realize they were called hens & chicks...LOL! I have some growing in my yard, but never knew them by that name. Yours are just full of color!!

The Tattered Nest said...

Hi Deena, I just got your hollyhock seeds in the mail! thank you so much...I will give it a try, I will plant them in the fall. I will let you know how they do! thanks again,Gail

Katie said...

Oh wow! I've never heard of porcelain vine and look forward to seeing it produce for you! Beautiful and very abundant looking. My grandma always had hen and chicks, I remember them. I love the soft purply reddish ones you have. those would be fun to have and something I hadn't thought of for awhile. Thank you for sharing!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Deena, I love your hens & chicks!! The colors of the pinkish ones are so beautiful to me. You have a natural green thumb! xxoo, Dawn

Michelle Sylvia said...

Deena,
I NEED some of that Porcelain Berry Vine!!! I LOVE vines! I am going to do a search to get some. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden!

Hugs,
Tink

Suzanne said...

What pretty photos! I need to find Hen and Chicks in my part of the world!

GardenGoose said...

the hen and chicks are so pretty. just discovered your blog..I think it was through "The Feathered Nest" ..will enjoy visiting with you again. have a good weekend.