Monday, April 02, 2007

Need Spring Chicks?

What will I do with all these chicks? The flock has been very happy in this old wheel barrow, but some must now find new homes or everyone will be too crowded. Let me know if you have room for a few. They really are some of the happiest plants in the garden and always make me smile. After all, no early morning crowing or feedings. No passports either, but they should survive interstate mailings.

12 comments:

RUTH said...

In England I'm afraid so can't help you. Hope you find a good home for them. Do you have Charity shops that sell plants over there?

talj said...

Great idea Ruth! I live in England too so cant help either but they sure look like happy plants! :o)

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

I would love some chicks! Yours are so pretty and colorful.

Rhonda said...

I would love to have some of your chics and I'll be happy to pay for the postage!

a gardener said...

I would also love some chicks and would pay for postage and your trouble!

Sally

mrsnesbitt said...

wow!

Love em!

But..in UK!

Anita said...

Oh, I would LOVE to get them, to but Germany is not the right destination.

BTW, did you see the post on my herb garden, inlcuding a clay pot pyramide with sempervivum? Check this out: http://ein-stueck-garten.blogspot.com/2007/03/welcome-to-my-herb-garden-willkommen-im.html (scroll donw to the last photo).

Would that be an option for your spring chicks?

Carol said...

I like the idea of planting something like those hens and chicks in a wheelbarrow!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Oh, I'm so glad they have some good homes in their future. These are offspring from the starts from my Grandmother years (& years) ago. You wouldn't believe how many I used to sale at garage sales. I never seen them a the local charity shops, but that's a good idea.

If you haven't already, email your address to spetunia(at)msn(dot)com. Once I figure out packaging, I'll get them on their way. No cost but a little tlc for them!

Carol, the former owners left the old wheelbarrow here. All sorts of succulents in it that seem quite happy.

Petunia's Gardener said...

PS, Anita, I DID see your neat pyramid. I'll have to think of where to put one that that.

On the garage sales above, it was when I was young and my mother & aunt would hold a sale. I'd pot up many chicks in little paper cups. I don't remember how much we sold them for. Maybe a dime or a quarter.

Allotment Lady said...

I will be on the next plane! We call those ice plants - and they are such prolific little breeders aren't they.

Verena said...

Hi,
I just found your blog and wanted to say hello!
It´s funny how you call these plants in English because in German we gave them a totally different name :-)! We say "Hauswurzen".
I now what you mean, the grow very fast and are very frugal. I have a lot of them too in my garden.
Greetings from Austria, Verena