6 May 2009

When I picked them up at the green house they did not look quite like this, as those “charming” legs had not protruded from between their petals yet. These comical little plants are a variation of the sweet hen and chicks.

Their centers are filled with natural white threadlike substance which has the appearance of cobwebs. That is why this variation of the hens and chicks is called, “Cobweb”.

I call them “my spider monkeys” because they are a bit silly and make me think of spiders when all the chicks are sticking out the sides.

Have you planted any new plants? I would enjoy hearing about them!

  1. 9 Responses to “my spider monkeys”

  2. Rachel on May 6, 2009 said:

    Hi Emily Rose! I just saw some of those the other day at Lowe’s but didn’t know what they were! Thanks for sharing! =:D They are just an amazing creation from God aren’t they!

    I haven’t ever had a garden before and this is our first year! Yeah! I have planted 4 tomatoes, 3 cabbage, 3 basil, 1 Italian oregano, 1 parsley, 1 lavender, 1 squash, 1 zucchini, 2 red peppers, and some marigolds to keep bugs away (at least, that’s what I hear) =:) We also put in a couple of pretty pansies and then another smallish flower that I can’t remember the name of. Everything seems to be doing pretty well (except the cabbage which is getting eaten by bugs!). I hope you gardening turns out well! =:D


  3. sarah mae on May 6, 2009 said:

    I’ve never seen one of these in real life – magnificent!

  4. Cousin Margaret on May 6, 2009 said:

    I still love those little guys! I think they are beautiful in their own special way.

    Maybe if I had gotten some ‘cobwebbers’ Oliver would not have eaten them. Ya never know what he will do. :)

    Your Cousin…from the Secret Garden

  5. Miss Eyebright on May 6, 2009 said:

    Wow, those are really neat! I don’t think I have ever seen them before.

    We only have water in a cistern, and have to have water brought in to us, so we can’t have a lot of plants. I did plant some Tomatos and Cilantro, but the cat sat on the Cilantro and killed it. We also have some flower bulbs planted. and I can’t wait for them to bloom!

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  6. Meg16 on May 6, 2009 said:

    Those are quaint little guys. I’ll have to tell my gardener grandmother about them.

  7. Miss Jen on May 6, 2009 said:

    What beautiful plants!! :)
    So intricate, unique and detailed!!
    What an amazing Creator we serve!!!! ;)

    Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

    “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time.” -Ecclesiastes 3:11

  8. Hannah on May 7, 2009 said:

    Those are cool, I’d never seen them before.
    Yes, it really does look like a spiderweb in the center!!! I wonder if that “web” deters bugs that would otherwise eat the leaves.

    We have, at the moment, a lot of plants growing in trays and peat-pots for our garden. My window seat is now occupied by several trays of tomato plants, mostly the type to make salsa and tomato sauce out of. We are also growing some herbs, peppers, and I don’t remember what else.
    The Cilantro has come up and I can’t wait :-). I love that plant.
    Several days ago I had it on barbeque chicken pizza. I’d never had it that way, but man, it was good!!!


  9. Elizabeth on May 8, 2009 said:

    Lovely photos, Emily Rose!

  10. Missie on May 8, 2009 said:

    Hello, Miss Emily!

    Sorry I have not stopped by for a while…we are in the process of finishing up school this month…

    Wow! What interesting plants! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one quite like that before. :)

    I am getting ready to plant a little vegetable garden along with some flowers and an herb or two. I have never attempted a garden before, but I would love to have our own homegrown, fresh produce available right outside the back door. :)

    Hope your day is a bright one!

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