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Comfort in a Voluntary Lamb’s Ear

Volunteer Lamb's Ear growing in an edge near the house

Angry and frustrated, I stepped outside today and spied this volunteer Lamb’s Ear on the way to a task. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to lean down and have a pet. Soft. Ah. Soft. Better.

4 thoughts on “Comfort in a Voluntary Lamb’s Ear”

  1. Jacob says:

    We have this and cant contain it. Between this and wild roses we have almost no grass in the back yard. It takes over

    1. J. Clifford says:

      I grow it successfully, without it taking over. The key is to understand your plants, and how they interact. I put lamb’s ear in with other strong plants, such as chives, day lilies, and bee balm. It holds its own, but doesn’t dominate. Put it next to weak little impatiens, however, and yes, it will get pushy.

    2. Jacob says:

      I said wild roses when I meant wild strawberries. They are the onses taking over. J, you are correct. I do not understand my plants at all or how to arrange them to suite them best. That is why I have problems with this kind of stuff

  2. Jim Cook says:

    It’s a lot bigger now, two years later. Many lambs’ ears, about a foot across. I still like to pet them. Pet, pet.

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