Echeverrias aka Hen and Chicks

I love these succulents. My mom and grandma always called them “Hen and Chicks.” Once you plant them they spread like crazy and they will come back year after year. We have plenty of snow and they survive somehow. I bought this one this weekend when I was out. I couldn’t resist.

At Housemartin, she has a bouquet that she created using some echeverrias – it’s just stunning! I had never thought to use them in a flower arrangement – but wow, doesn’t it look incredible? (click on it for a larger view, and go to her blog to see more great stuff)

She’s also taken some photos of them featured in other shops.

Then I discovered a living wreath made from echeverrias and other succulents at Kinda Sorta Zen – what a fabulous idea. (If I have time, I’m going to try and make one, I’ll show you if I get it done.)

1 Comment

  1. Sandra on March 5, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I didn’t know those were called echeverias! (That made me look them up on wikipedia, which led me to this example of the botanist Atanasio Echeverr√≠a’s illustrations: http://www.artehistoria.jcyl.es/historia/obras/10529.htm.) I always knew them as hens and chicks, too. They do look pretty in these different arrangements!