What to do with Sempervivums or Hens'n'Chicks

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  1. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    If you should happen to have a lot of them and are stuck for ideas I'll be happy to supply you with some photos for your enjoyment and hopefully inspiration. All photos are taken at Jesperhus Flowerpark in Denmark:



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    Half of a millstone? ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Creative planter? ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Decorative but sort of strange sculptures ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Create a lizard ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Make a pretty face ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Design nice patterns ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Build a landscape ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Create a roof for the pavillion ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Build a bridge ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Make a centerpiece ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Let the children make teir own figures ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Create a calm corner ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Make creative use of old car parts ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Make a snake ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    I believe this one is a rattlesnake ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Get yourself a couple of ducks ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )





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    Don't forget to make them pretty ( photo / image / picture from Droopy's Garden )



    So, how many of you are going to make anything like the examples above I wonder? Well, not me! But I still enjoy looking. :D
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Gosh can you imagine the hours and hours of work that went into those creations? :eek: I love the landscape, bridge, car and rattlesnake most of all. How I'd love to be talented enough to create works of art like those.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Wow! That is amazing!
    I love the snake :)
     
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    FlowerFreak22 In Flower Plants Contributor

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    WOW, who knew you could do all that with Hens & Chicks. *sigh* Now I'm going to have to go buy hundreds of different ones and let my creativity flow. :D :D
     



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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Pretty remarkable stuff, Droopy.
    It's like..."1000+1 Things to Do With Sempervivum", isn't it?

    Just remarkable...that's all I can say.
    You guys must have really enjoyed that place alot.
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Jesperhus is a very enjoyable place. :D I'd love to make something nice with sempervivums, but it would have to be very small in order to fit in here. :D

    And now I'm of course looking forward to seeing what sort of creations my fellow Stewbies can come up with.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I just keep going back and rolling through these time and time again. The displays are just so amazing.
    I would have really liked seeing this place.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I loved the duckies the best. They are all so neat. I can't imagine the time that has been put into those.
    Amazing!
     
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    drissel122 In Flower

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    Wow! I love these pictures. Thanks for posting them.
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I just loved seeing these pics! What fun that must have been to visit! Think of all the imaginative work that created them!
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Wow....those are all so beautiful and different from anything I have seen done with the plants...thank you for sharing with us..
     
  12. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    You're all very welcome, and thanks for liking my photos. :D

    There will be more sempervivum-art for you when I get round to H. C. Andersen and his fairy tales.
     
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    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    Thanks for the show of h/c. I have lots but did nothing showy like that.
    Thank you kindly.

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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I've been so crazy about semps this last year.

    WOW! Those are all so spectacular. I don't think I am capable of keeping even one of the smallest ones in the order manner those were done. They certainly have it figured out.
     
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    Here is what I used some for . Nothing to brag about, but now I am pondering ideas for 2011.

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