FRIDAY FLOWERS: SILVER IN THE GARDEN
Do you know the perennial plant, Lamb’s Ear?
You see these plants in almost every garden center: they are easy to grow, they will spread although not too rapidly or invasively, they form a wonderfully textured ground cover, and you can let the flowers develop or just cut them down before they bloom.
But, to tell you the truth, I never had them in my garden as they just seemed too weird. Yes, the soft, fuzzy leaves were sort of a turn off for me.
And then I reconsidered. And now I love them! They lasted through our cold winter last year so they are here to stay I think. I’ve divided my initial clump and everyone is happy!
Love the close-up!
Flower head that you can let develop….or not
These perennials could also be part of a lovely “Silver” Garden.
I’ve recently started a Pinerest board
Gardening: Silver and White
I am just discovering and exploring this world of silver foliage: Dusty Miller, Echeveria, Ajuga, Pulmonaria, Lamium and the list goes on. Take […]