There's not much of interest left in the garden, but the lamb's ears are sill hanging in there.
So very pretty, I love Lamb's Ear. I used to have "Primrose Heron" but lost it, do you think I can find anyone still selling it up here, :(.
Very nice,..its a plant i must look out for.
I've lost all the lambs ear in my garden over the years. Now I know what I'm missing and must plant some again next year.
thinman - is that a species lamb's ear or a hybrid/cultivar? It's lovely, whatever it is.
A few years ago I switched from species S. byzantium to the more recent cultivar S. 'Helen Von Stein' and have been completely happy with its nearly year-round performance. Since it doesn't flower, it doesn't self-seed. After observing them the past few growing seasons, I note that all of the half dozen plants I've set in my garden beds, both in full & part sun, have retained their form & habit nearly 12 months of the year. Another happy observation is that they're apparently not bothered (so far) by pests of any sort.
Hi, Gardenweed. It is an S. Byzantium. I started a bunch of them from seed a couple of years ago. Your Helen Von Stein sounds like a winner. I'll have to see about getting some of those. Thanks for the idea.
Grown Helene Von Stein for years, now. Sort of melts away with Winter, here, but is beautiful again each Spring. Never flowered in the 20+ years grown here. The space alternates between this plant and Arum italicum, so is always covered.
But my garden is colorful with colored bark dogwoods, winterberry shrubs, witch-hazel, camellias, mahonia, colored bark japanese maples, hellebores, and then Spring flowers. Color 12 months a year.
Bogturtle, your garden sounds great. Do you have any winter photos that you might share?
Taken 16.00 on 31st December - the last vestiges of Summer. Strange because the first primroses have opened in the window boxes and the February Gold daffodils are well up.
And another battered but hanging on. (Both pictures were taken in the garden).
Beautiful, Mike and Flora. I envy you both your long growing seasons. These are tough days for Michigan gardeners. :-)