Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)

Hens and Chicks, (Sempervivum tectorum) also known as House Leeks, are a fun and easy plant to grow indoors and out. They are considered a hardy succulent and make great container plants. Above you can see one that grows happily in my east facing  living room window. The main plant known as the hen, is roset shaped and produces many offsets or chicks around the central evergreen plant. Chicks are attached to the mother plant by underground runners. Continue reading

An Outstanding Apple Tree to Grow in Southern California

Beverly Hills Apple tree with new leaves

A photography field trip to Oak Glen, California in October, 2016 started me wanting an apple tree of our own. I do believe that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so I hoped to one day be able to go into the back yard and pick from our own tree. Continue reading