Junk Garden Fun with Sempervivums (Hen and Chicks)

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Sempervivum or hen and chicks are an integral part of my junk gardens!  They literally grow in anything with very little soil, and THRIVE!

I used part of a Round Coco Fiber Liner stuffed into the toaster slots to hold my dirt.

Many more ideas for Sempervivums in the garden follow:


Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Here hen and chicks are growing in a ricer/food mill and to the far right in a potato planter.

I like mixing sedums, hen and chicks and sweet alyssum in a low growing flower bed.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Here is a roaster cover with sedum and hen and chicks in a fairy garden variation.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Lots of chicks coming on these hens!

My gazing ball is a marble on a golf tee!

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
The bench was a thrift shop find that I painted to match my terracotta pots.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
A terracotta pot anchored on a rustic picture frame with a nail through the bottom hole is a great planter for hen and chicks and trailing sedums.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Believe it or not, this is a photo of sempervivums growing in barnacles.

Very little soil!

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Yes, they grew and filled in planted in barnacles.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
They grow in muffin tins!

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Another very shallow container is a vintage ice cube tray.  I put holes through the bottom and added soil, stones and hen and chicks.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Hen and chicks planted in vintage measuring cups.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Hen and chicks and herbs in a kitchen fairy garden!

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Sempervivums planted in between the spokes of an iron wheel.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Sempervivums in a metal rusty toy sports car.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Hen and chicks planted around a horse shoe game.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Hen and chicks planted in a bird's nest!

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Hen and chicks planted in a funnel, and tucked into another pot.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
This is a hen blooming.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
I found the top to a milk can at an estate sale years ago.  

It's perfect for hen and chicks.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Hen and chicks in old pulley parts.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Not much soil here!

But enough for hen and chicks!

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Sedums and Sempervivums in a succulent garden that is "under road construction"!

An old grader and Dollar Tree pylons and stones add to the fun!

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Galvanized farm piece added to a stake.

The chick starter image is from the Graphics Fairy.  I used the Mod Podge image transfer method to add the label.  Sealed many times with a Krylon clear spray sealer.  

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
It's a groaner pun for sure!

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Another chick starter idea with a small metal pail, image transfer and a banana stand.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
My sister in law Kris displayed hen and chicks in terracotta pots in a frame.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
She also displayed Sempervivum pots in a heavy industrial chain.

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
And how cool is her gnome pulling a wagon of sempervivum?

Junk Garden Ideas for Sempervivums (Hen & Chicks)
Did you get some ideas for your garden?



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5 comments

  1. Wow - so many cute ideas!! I especially love the "chick starter" one!!

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  2. Your junk garden is so charming, Carlene! There are so many great repurposed containers and I especially love the toaster.

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  3. Love all your wonderful junk gardens. You give me so many ideas. Hopefully this summer I will get my flower beds in shape to do junk flower beds. love your blog!

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  4. I love your adorable Hen and Chicks creations!
    Pam

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  5. I also like hen and chicks. Your garden is both clever and inspirational.

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