An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
This fuzzy leaved plant is always a favorite of the children. Who wouldn't want to rub those leaves! It is a favorite of the fairies too I am sure, as it would make the most perfect blanket. The silver foliage on plants like this reflects the moonlight and gives a shimmer to the garden in the light of the moon. So in colonial time, this plant was said to be planted on the path to the outhouse. It would help to light the way and well, with those soft fuzzy leaves, I suppose they would come in handy if you were needing the outhouse! I have also heard that it was used as packing for wounds -- but I have never seen that printed in any historic documents so I do question that a bit. In any case it is a fun hardy perennial, that grows low to the ground and blooms a pretty purplish fuzzy flower. The flowers and leaves will dry for use in wreaths. We made a lamb's ear Christmas ornament on one of our bus trips to Herb 'n Ewe in Ohio years and years ago.
Nancy Reppert and Bertha Reppert crafting Lamb's Ears ornaments in October, 1998.