Monthly Archives: septembre 2022

Lamb’s or Puppy’s ear?

Those leaves were so soft! In a funny way, they reminded me of my dog which has this very soft white hair. Unfortunately, he loses some each summer because he would be too hot otherwise. Do those leaves grow hair for the fall and lose some later, like a puppy?  Photo and caption by Noam

Chinese leek

Chinese leek is  a plant originally from the south-east Asia. It’s widely cultivated in most parts of China. People use it to make dumplings or spring rolls, like these traditional Chinese foods. I have never seen such a vegetable in France, even in the Asian supermarkets. The only thing made of Chinese leeks available there is the frozen dumplings imported from the UK. So amazing to see that in our garden! Photo and caption by Guoqing

Lamb’s ear

This is the plant that caught my attention most in the garden. Not at the first place, but when I touched it. Their leaves are really rich in texture with all of their fur and it made me instantly think about lambs. That’s why I affectionately baptised it as lamb plant. I found its real name first in French, “épiaire de Byzance”, and then surprisingly when I looked for the name in English I found some suggestions like lamb’s-ears, lamb’s-tails or even lamb’s tongue. Photo and caption by Ariane