Last Garden Photo of The Year?

thinman(Z5 MI)November 21, 2013

There's not much of interest left in the garden, but the lamb's ears are sill hanging in there.


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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

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, :(.


    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 3:06PM
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Very nice,..its a plant i must look out for.


    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 5:10PM
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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.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 10:32AM
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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.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 7:11PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

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.


    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 9:13PM
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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

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.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2013 at 9:28PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Bogturtle, your garden sounds great. Do you have any winter photos that you might share?


    Bookmark   December 4, 2013 at 10:47AM
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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

Last Fall.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 10:25PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

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.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 10:51AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

And another battered but hanging on. (Both pictures were taken in the garden).

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 10:55AM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Beautiful, Mike and Flora. I envy you both your long growing seasons. These are tough days for Michigan gardeners. :-)


    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 12:30PM
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