So Cute!

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Here’s HerbDoc with some cute overload – this time with a plant!

Because I like to replicate the plants that grew in my grandmother’s gardens, I searched for a while before I happened on this one.  It’s bunny tails, Lagurus ovatus, and old-fashioned grass that looks adorable in planters and garden edging.  The grass itself is small and clumping with thin foliage, but the softness of its tails is absolutely irresistible to small and big hands!

A plus for this little annual is that it is easy to grow, even in sandy soil.  It would be a good addition to a xeriscape.  After assessing its growth this season I think it would be a perfect fit for a fairy garden too.

The seeds were started in April, and the plants began to show their soft white tails in June.  I’ve read that they self-sow, even in pots, and that the seed can be saved.  Another plus for this little guy is that the stems can be used like everlasting if fresh or dried arrangements.

Next year, pink pussy toes is on the list to plant among the creeping thyme plants!

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About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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