Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday! Lamb's Ears So Soft & Fuzzy Just for Ewe!

Soft & Fuzzy
As sweet as can be ~

Lamb's Ears


Grown mostly for it's foilage,
it does however grow a spike of a lavandar flower.

Don't you wish you could just feel this soft
fuzzy wuzzy leaf?

They grow just about anywhere...
From zones 4 -10
& then some.
I guess the sweet litte things
can get quite invasive.  
So if you plant them ~
Keep that in mind.

Also, they like it a little bit dry.
If you overwater them ~
they can get mushy 
and not so cute.

You need to trim them up a bit
to keep them looking pretty.
Also, I read that if you 
don't allow them to flower,
they retain a neater mounding shape.
Otherwise, they like to 
split and separate and die out 
in the middle.

I thought that you would also like 
to take a peek at my
Geraniums.


And these sweet little beauties.

To see other neat outdoor ideas,
please visit Susan

Robyn

37 comments:

salmagundi said...

Your pot of geraniums is filling out nicely! Wish mine looked that good. Sally

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love lambs ears. So soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Robyn! I have the perfect dry spot in my yard...for some lamb's ear!!
Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Kammy said...

Very pretty ! I love lambs ear ! I really love your sign too !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Lori E said...

The lambs ears get that bright pink flower don't they? I have never grown any. You have some cute bunnies there too.

ellen b said...

Oh I felt lamb ears for the first time at the Dallas Arboretum a couple years ago. So soft and cool!!
I love your potted plants too!!

Jadehollow said...

Love the Geraniums Robyn! Beautiful!

dana said...

I love the info about the lamb's ear. I am jealous---I can't keep geraniums alive and yours looks so healthy!! AND you KNEW I would be NUTS about that cute rabbit!!! :)

Happy Wednesday!! Dana

Sue said...

Robyn, Your pictures made me want to rush out and buy some lambs ears for a spot under my dining room window. I had some years ago at my old house.It is just so soft to the touch~ thsnks so much for visiting and saying you liked my wallpaper, I love love the red! Sue

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Lambs ears are such a fun touchable flower.

I especially like that little bunny who cant munch on your Geraniums!

TTFN~~Claudia

stefanie said...

happy outdoor wednesday, thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. love lambs ear.

Darla said...

I love my lambs ear and have divided several times. Your geraniums looks so healthy and bright.

Carrie said...

I have never hear of lambs ear. Your geraniums are so pretty.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

RainGardener said...

I love Lambs Ears but mine aren't multiplying so last year I bought more. Got home and later when they started blooming they weren't Lambs Ears but Lychness. Apparently the tags had been switched and their foliage is similar. So this year I asked a clerk if they had Lambs Ears and they did so I asked her to set one aside for me - and commented that it looked darker than mine and she said probably where it was sitting. Got it home and it is Lambs Ears but a dwarf. Didn't know there was one. I thought about taking it back because she didn't inform me of this but decided no - keep it for a different kind. So you see I'm not having much luck with them at all.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Mornin Robyn!

Checking up on you today!

Things are looking pretty awesome on your end of town! Looking for some sun to pick me up!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Kathi :)

Chandy said...

You look like you're having so much fun in that garden of yours! Great plants. I want some geraniums myself. Happy Wednesday, Robyn! ;-)

Mary said...

Your pictures are lovely. You were actually able to capture the fuzz on the lambs ears. Very Nice. Have a great day.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Thanks for the education on the lamb's ear. I didn't really know anything about it. I saw some recently in a planter and had to rub their fuzzy wuzzy little leaves. I'd love to have some in my garden. I have a spot that doesn't get much water so I might try it if I can find some. I'm inspired to go hunting around our local garden center!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Oh, lovely lambs ears. When we started our garden 20 years ago we had lots of it. Now every place is too shading and it is all gone. I love it when ever I see it. so soft. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What beautiful flowers! I love lamb's ear and completely forgot about it this year! What a shame! It is a delightful plant! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

PS...Thanks for the super sweet and kind comment on my post today!

Brenda said...

I have always tried to have lamb's ear. An all-time favorite of mine. And I have a patch of it now. I'm glad you told me about not letting them flower. I'm getting out there with the clippers before they do!
Brenda

jeanne said...

Hello Robin, I love your pretty lambs ears. They are aptly named. Your geraniums are so pretty as well. Thanks for the info about the lambs ears too. I might try planting some.

Hugs...Jeanne

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

:-) They do! They do look like lambs ears - complete with the fuzziness :-)

Oh and I still have to try planting in a big pot with a variety of flowers. It'll really makes a difference to our bland outdoor :-).

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Li

Michelle said...

Pretty geraniums, I like your little bunny rabbit too. Happy OW.

xinex said...

You really have beautiful plants, Robyn. Why isn't rosemarie growing there? I thought they like the cold weather. They thrive in the winter here too. I would love to visit you! I can't believe you can walk through the MS river there how interesting. It is so deep here...Christine

Becky K. said...

I have never planted Lamb's Ear. I'll have to check it out.

Your geraniums are so bright and cheery.

Have a great day!

raxx a day in the life said...

Lamb's ear is new to me, they are really cute!

Smilingsal said...

I always enjoyed looking at geranums, but I do not like the smell.

Thanks for the warning about movers; I hope we get through this If not, I'm blogging about it!

Mama said...

Hey Robin, lambs ears remind me of my kids, it was their fave plant when they were tiny. Your geraniums look lovely, I really think Red Geraniums in terracotta pots are the best, happy weekend, Kathy.

Donna Marie said...

Robyn,

How are you today? What's new? What's Jacob doing for the summer?


xoxoxo
Donna marie

Kim said...

I have never heard of Lamb's Ear either. But the leaves do make you want to touch. The geraniums look fabulous. Geraniums are now growing on me (not literally).

Tootsie said...

I had an issue with lambs ears spreading all over! they are very pretty...so I didn't mind...gorgeous photos ...as are your geraniums...

Light and Voices said...

Your geraniums are looking grand.
Joyce M

prof en retraite said...

Oh, I've never tried lambs ears! They are so cute! I LOVE geraniums...my favorite flower, I think! Have a graet weekend...Debbie

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I love lambs ears. They're so soft and sweet! I've never tried growing them myself but I do have a dry spot just perfect for them. Hmm...

Your geraniums look beautiful!

Robin

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I learned some things about Lambs Ear I didn't know. Thanks for telling me. Your geraniums look so pretty! laurie

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