11 of the Best Hens and Chicks Variety

1. Berry Blues You might see blue but you won’t feel that way when this deep-hued hens and chicks plant is spreading raucously across the ground in your backyard or within a rock garden. With blue-green foliage surrounding an almost burgundy center, Berry Blues™ reaches four inches tall and plants can produce offsets and spread … Read more

Do Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum) Plants Bloom?

Also known as houseleeks, Sempervivum nicknamed varieties “hens and chicks” are already easy to care for, and readily produce offsets to share or add to your own garden beds, container gardens, or terrariums. Is it too much to expect them to bloom, too? We link to vendors to help you find relevant products. If you … Read more

Learn How to Propagate Cacti

Easy to grow and care for overall, sporting stunning blooms, and complete with their own prickly characters, cactus plants are perfect house and garden additions, and they’re very popular these days. Photo by Sylvia Dekker. We link to vendors to help you find relevant products. If you buy from one of our links, we may … Read more

What Diseases Attack Marigold Plants and Flowers?

Marigolds are amazing little flowers. Not only are they extremely low-maintenance, but they’re also so easy to grow that they’re often people’s first experience in growing plants. But that’s not to say they’re completely without problems. Pin In fact, a wide range of diseases can harm your marigolds, but the good news is that most … Read more

How to Grow Peach and Nectarine Trees

Maria called me one August day to come and visit her and her fig trees. Originally from Italy, Maria is very short, very sturdy, and 80-something years old, and soon we were also looking at her chestnut trees, Romano beans, broccoli rabe, and more plants. As I was getting ready to leave, she proffered, in … Read more

Growing Corn in a Small Space

Helping my father in his sweet corn patch is one of my earliest memories. I recall that the corn plants and the plot they grew in were huge. Many years later, I happened to be passing through my old neighborhood and stopped by the house. To my amazement, the yard was much smaller than I … Read more