Monday, March 7, 2011

Mother Nature Has A Sense of Humor

I had a friend look at the photo of the surprise plant that lived throughout the winter in the big planter. He has a theory of what it could be - I hope your find it as funny as I do.

It seems this little plant could be...

wait for it...

Lambs Ear.

Isn't that hysterical? Of all the plants that could wind up in this crafter's garden, it is one with a sheep inspired name! I didn't plant lambs ear last year so I'm assuming this was a seed either dropped from a visiting bird or carried upon the breeze. It's a hearty little plant usually used as ground cover. If it turns out it isn't lambs ear, I probably won't remove it from my container garden. This little gift from Mother Nature will be cherished as I plant my Johnny-Jump Ups next to it.