Friday, August 23, 2013

My Altered Bird Feeder

     Here is what the altered bird feeder looks like after several months of growing and filling in the empty spots.

     Here are the other containers of Hens & Chicks that you could see on the other posting.  Can you tell they grow really, really fast?  They seem to grow much better in pots than they did in the ground. 

As you can see, some of the bowls / pots of Hens & Chicks already need to be thinned out and transplanted into other containers!

     Now to show you the most recently planted pot.  These were dug out of the ground about 10 days ago and put in this pot.  You might be able to tell how "sad" they looked.  The ground just wasn't what they wanted.

     These pots are a collection of clay saucers from under some clay pots ( the pots broke a few years ago ), some plastic hanging basket pots (I took the hanging wires off), and a couple of shallow clay or ceramic pots ( one is actually made for growing a bonsai - but I killed it unintentionally ).  The rocks are some sort of light weight volcanic rocks I bought from a local landscape place.  I used ordinary Miracle Grow potting soil from Costco.

I LOVE Hens & Chicks!

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