5/21/2006

Furry plants

Now that we know we are expecting a girl, it's fun to think that maybe our daughter might like playing in the dirt half as much as her mom. When I was a youngster, my favorite plant was Lamb's Ear . What's more fun than a furry plant?

I first discovered Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina) at a local public garden, and when my mother started a herb garden, she planted some Lamb's Ear for me. So it has long been one of my favorite plants, and of course it was one of the first plants I put in my own garden.

Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina)















However, Lamb's Ear is not the only fun and furry plant out there. At the recent Master Gardener plant sale, I discovered this treasure. According to the donor, it's a type of Salvia. It looks like a little "Audrey 2" from Little Shop of Horrors, but this monster plant is soft and cuddly.

I also found this furry plant at Home Depot, but I forgot the name. Can anyone help? I'll try to find the tag and update this post later.

6 comments:

Jenn said...

Artemesia 'Silver Mound' - plant in a hot, dry spot...

Carol said...

Have you ever made bows with the Lamb's Ear leaves? They are great for attaching to a little bouquet of garden flowers!

Judith said...

I love furry plants. I hate to admit I take Lamb's Ear for granted these days and now & then need to stop & pet it and say, "I like you, you furry plant!"..I like that bow idea Carol commented about!

Nelumbo said...

Thanks Jenn!

Carol- how exactly do you make the bow? I agree, it sound like fun.

Anonymous said...

thanks to you I now know what the name of a plant that I have had for 6 years and never knew the name I have gone to other sites and found no picture or name for this plant...Thanks Stacy

Melvin said...

thanks for this post.....i like furry plants..


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