A Home for Hens & Chicks


There came a day when we had this awesome stump.

And the awesome stump sat around for awhile and then!

Look at that!

Suddenly everyone’s giving me hens and chicks lately. I love hens and chicks. I didn’t have any. Now I have ’em all over the place! And I love them in this stump best of all.

I love how they’re nestled into little nooks all over it. Might drill some holes to add even more!


  1. Julia says:

    You are so creative. I love your idea.

  2. Marci says:

    What a neat idea Suzanne! I love this! I had a large stump that my husband drilled out and I planted wave petunias in it. The flowers looked so pretty against the weathered wood.
    I’ll be trying this with the chicks and hens! 🙂 :happypuppy:

  3. Nona says:

    I so agree this is so nice if I only had a place to do something
    like this.

  4. brookdale says:

    I love this! What a great idea! I am definitely going to try it in the spring with a couple pieces of driftwood. (If we ever see bare ground again that is)

  5. Marge says:

    That’s a great place to put hens & chicks, Suzanne. Love the idea! Mine are in 2-strawberry pots…I’ve had them for years. Hubby puts the pots in the garage for the winter months (Michigan-zone 5) and we put them out in the spring. I love my hens & chicks, too.

  6. Dianna says:

    I love it when this happens! And I love that the hens and chicks just “come back” every year!


  7. joyS says:

    Ok, I will plead the dumb one….you had me going. I was honestly looking for real hens and chicks…like the birds….who knew those cute little plants were called that? Obviously not moi!!! LOL !! Love the idea, it’ s sweet!

  8. Gem says:

    I LOVE it! (now what did I do with those Hens-n-Chicks someone gave me…?)

  9. gail says:

    Yep I’m gonna have to use this idea too ! very cute !

  10. Anke says:

    I adore hens and chicks and I love how you planted them in this stump.

  11. claudia w says:

    That is so cute! I love hen and chicks too. You are very crafty…with everything!

  12. Elaine says:

    I love planting in stumps and driftwood….you can create wonderful art with them.

  13. joycee says:

    If I don’t get outside and plant something,I’m going to go crazy! Something about this time of the year just makes me want to dig in the dirt!

  14. Daria says:

    I love this idea! I have them in a very dry corner of my yard, and they’ve spread like wildfire. I don’t really have a rock garden, but the stump is just as good, and we might even have one laying around! They bloom every once in a while, too, which is really cool. I hope you show more pictures as they grow.

  15. prayingpup says:

    Now, I gotta go head down by the creek and see if I can find some wood! Then, I gotta find some hens and chicks! Boy, Suzanne, you keep me busy!!!!

  16. ann says:

    My favorite past time is looking on the beach for unique drift wood to hold my Hens & chics, sedum
    I have them all over the garden its so natural.
    I love that Stump.

  17. Jennifer Mossman says:

    I can’t wait to see them blossem into beautiful hens and chicks this summer. What a wonderful idea might have to try that if I can find the time.

  18. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    Love it!!! I need to replant some of mine this year. They are spilling from buckets and barrels around here. I love the stump idea. Wonder if my goats would be willing to give up their jumping stump!

  19. melody says:

    hens and chicks have always been one of my favs. my mom had them all over the rock waterfall on our patio when i was a kid.

  20. annabel52 says:

    There is only one word needed—PERFECT

  21. Teresa says:

    That looks really good. But my husband would want to split that root up for the wood stove. It’s fat wood…

  22. Becky M says:

    Love that idea!! So cute.

  23. Janie Lanningham says:

    That is so cool….gotta get out and plant some too. Love your ideas!!!

    Momo in Idaho

  24. Kathy says:

    Your Hens and Chicks log is wonderful and is only going to get better with time 😀 I love Hens and Chicks too and have found a very cute way to share them. I use a cardboard egg carton, place a little potting soil in each cup and then put a little “Chick” on top, tie with a cute ribbon and you have an instant gift. :wave:

  25. Senta Sandberg says:

    I love your log. I love love Kathy’s idea of chicks in an egg carton as a gift. The best is for us here who are still under 3 feet of snow to get a glimps of spring. You know when the snow melts off my hen and chicks will be waiting for me. Again thanks Suzanne for sharing what you share.

  26. Jen says:

    I love this! I may be looking for a stump in my woods & copy your idea.

  27. Patti Jarrett says:

    I haven’t seen hens and chicks since I was a kid and my mom had them growing in the ‘recycled’ oil pan from an automobile. I like you stump!

  28. Deb Klenke says:

    I love hen and chicks! I was excited to find some in my front flower bed.

  29. Rituparna says:

    Love that log. That is the advantage of staying so close to nature. I has the most wonderful surprises for you ….

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