Succulent, White Lake ON

I’m sure the gardener responsible told me the name of this succulent: It might be one of the “hens and chicks” varieties, but I wouldn’t swear to it.

In any event, I like it for its slight unexpectedness: its “life out of death” motif.  I know that dead logs rot, so something is drawing nutrients from them, but to see a plant planted on one, and doing fine, was just that little bit unexpected.

Close-up of succulent plant growing on a log



  1. Tom Watson

    Did you know there’s a “LikeThat Garden” app available for smart phones? You can hold your phone to the plant or flower, snap a picture, and it will identify the name. In some cases, there might be a couple of options, but generally the app is right on.


    1. Isabel Gibson

      Tom – I didn’t know that – I’ll check it out. I often see plants I can’t recognize. Same for birds, but at least the plants stay still.

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