I stayed at home today. Can’t seem to kick off the laryngitis so spent most of the day in bed, with the Min Pins and a hottie.
This evening D and I strolled in the garden.
“What are these?” He touched the large evergreen waxy leaves gently.
“Bear’s Ears. Bergenia. Ours have pink flowers in the spring.”
“And what are these?”
“Lamb’s Ears. Stachys byzantine. Touch them. They’re as soft and silky as a Min Pin pup.”
I’ve included these two perennials in all my gardens. Flowers that I remember growing in gardens when I was a child. Both plants enjoy growing in sunny dry flower beds and are a perfect foil for each other.
It’s so easy to forget the importance of touch when exploring a garden.
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