Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lamb's Ear are dead to me

I mean that both literally and figuratively.

I was out there yesterday and it was fine. Today: dead. The ones on either side of it are fine (right now, anyway). That's the second time that's happened.

I think they're gorgeous, but I'm done with walking outside and seeing one dead. I admit I'm a little sad.

Max (Ryan's 6 year old) is going to be so disappointed. He thinks they're all a Lamb's Ear he picked out at a nursery a year ago (which also died). So I'm a bad gardener AND an intentional mislead-er of 6 year olds.

I'll be auditioning silvery/gray replacements. Maybe Artemesia? Maybe Salvia 'Berggarten'? All suggestions welcome.


  1. Mine always get really sad about this time of year, but they come back. Maybe yours will too? Mine are in dappled shade, fyi.

    1. Yeah, I think I'm going to try relocating them in the Spring because I do love them. I'm thinking when people write about how Lamb's Ear love sun and are heat/drought tolerant, they mean in the OTHER zone 8b in a parallel universe.