5/31/2009

Furry Friends: The Petting Garden

Wouldn't it be fun to have a corner in the garden just for plants that you and your kids love to touch? Mixing in a few scented and colorful plants would make a very kid-friendly garden. Below are some examples of furry plants. The first three I've grown in sunny, hot conditions in my garden, and I've heard the others also will tolerate that kind of treatment.

Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina)



Silver Mound (Artemisia schmidtian)

Salvia argentea


Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)



Photo by John Tann

Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa)



Photo by Van Swearington

5 comments:

Janet said...

Great fuzzies!! I like the Artemesia a lot.

Drea said...

cute idea.

compost in my shoe said...

all petting worthy for sure.....!

Pam said...

I love that Jerusaleum sage!

I was trying to think of things to add..I don't think I saw lambs ears...can you grow pineapple lilies? I would think the flowers would be fun for a kid when they first start coming out - sort of a surprise.

Fun!

flowers said...

lovely blog...