Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2018 - 65
singing in the garden
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the sun streaming through my south windows could fry
an egg. Finally, my youngest son went to college and
majored in agriculture. One of his required classes was
horticulture and he gave me a terrarium which was happy no matter where I put it.
So, encouraged by these successes, I succumbed to
the siren call of three cute, white enamel teacups at a
yard sale. I would use them as planters. Now, I needed to
find something that could survive their shallow depths.
I dug up three of the hen and chick plants that were
tucked between rocks in my herb garden and perched
them in the soil-filled teacups. They clucked with satisfaction and nestled right in.
It turns out that those plants were the broody kind.
Broody hens focus all their energy on hatching chicks.
The hen and chick plants are multiplying quickly, so
if someone rings your doorbell at midnight, be sure to
check your porch when you step outside. You just might
find an adorable tea cup full of perky succulents looking
for a new home.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
Christmas Cactus (Zygocactus)
Aloe Vera (Aloe perfoliata)
Hen and Chick (Sempervivum)
Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Where do you
want to be?
Don't take the
same old journey.
Be somewhere genuine.
Be somewhere amazing.
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