Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday

Here's a picture from the deck last night
No rain, and no thunder/lightening, however, I think that's about to change today. The temperature has already dropped a good 10*, and I hear rumbling in the distance. I'd like to be in that coffee shop with the books on Dan's blog.
I planned on talking a bit about Lamb's Ears today. When I lived in CA, I had some LE plants, but had no idea until I moved to AZ that they flowered! Obviously, they love it here. I called them rabbit ears back then.

Rabbit ears, lamb's ears, whatever. I just love them. They are so velvet-y, and delicate looking, but from what I read about them, they are not so delicate as they seem, and can be quite invasive.

During the winter I let them be covered with fallen leaves from the peach tree that resides beside it. Actually, I let everything keep a layer of peach leaves around the bottom of the plants for protection. Always a little apprehensive about clearing those leaves out in the spring. Who knows what has taken up residence in there all winter!

Also while looking around online about Lamb's Ears, I found this website that talks about using the leaves in crafts. Who knew?

6 comments:

Janice said...

I LOVE Wooly Lamb's Ears! My sister in law and I both got plants; hers died immediately and mine lived for years. Every winter it would get pretty ratty looking, and Sweet Baboo would declare it dead, but I always had faith, and it always came back! Until this year. When he ripped it out. I miss my ears...

tricia said...

Well I do love the lamb's ears. Very pretty plant, but... the clouds are incredible!

shabby girl said...

Janice-He ripped out your lamb's ears??? Good God man! That's cruel!!!

Tricia-We get quite the show almost every evening during the summer. Can't wait!

septembermom said...

Lovely lamb's ears! That is some cloud picture!

Tabby said...

I love your pictures! I am going to check out that craft site thank you.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Those clouds look like ice cream cones don't they?? Lovely.....
I have lambs ears as well and I love them. So cheery aren't they?

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