Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Hens and Chicks Saga Continues

I've been fascinated watching this plant. The flower stalk is dry now. I inspected remains of one flower, and found that it contained small black seeds about the size of poppy seeds. Curiosity demands that I put the flower stalk somewhere so that the seeds might grow. It hardly seems necessary as far as chick production goes. The number of rosettes has increased dramatically without even considering the seeds. "Hens and chicks" typed in the search box at the top of this page will show you the whole saga, from February to August. There were just 13 rosettes to start with. The large one in the center is now gone. But click on the picture to enlarge and count how many there are now. How amazing!!!

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