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Video: Hare Tail - The Cocooning Ornamental Plant
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
We are sure you know this plant well, but you don't know its name. Known as Hare tail or Latin name Lagurus ovatus, it is an annual grass that is currently the star of indoor and outdoor decoration. More and more people are living with the feeling of a lack of time and the last thing they think about is home plants. Sometimes it seems like caring for a few jars isn't an easy task. That is why we rely on dried plants. Prepare a bouquet of dried flowers or simply add a few sprigs of the plant in a vase and you will easily achieve a contemporary decor. La Queue de lièvre always creates a warm and cozy atmosphere and does not need your precious time. However,we have selected the most important tips if you decide to plant the ornamental plant in your garden.
What exactly is Hare Tail?
Also called Gros-minet, this annual is often cultivated as an ornamental plant for its silky and decorative inflorescences. The spikelets form compact summer panicles of pale green color, often tinged with purple becoming light cream and then when ripe the color turns to golden blond. It is mainly used dried as interior decoration or for making bouquets.
The hare tail as an exterior decoration
The oval lagura forms tufts with a height of 0.5 m. The best time to plant it is in the spring. The hare's tail blooms from May to August and does not require special maintenance. Once planted, you no longer need to take care of it. It is grown in full sun in well-drained soil, not too fertile, light and sandy. You can plant it in your garden or in a pot on the balcony. Choose or prepare yourself a decorated flower pot to personalize the decoration according to your taste and your exterior design. With this plant that brings a picturesque touch, you can also sublimate the front of your house.
How to decorate your home with the oval lagure?
To decorate your home well, this ornamental plant is available in different colors. Choose the one that matches the shade of the room. Bet on natural color for a cocooning atmosphere or on a brilliant shade to illuminate and awaken your interior. It is also possible to find pastel shades which always give an air of relaxation and romance. With them you can easily create the scandicraft decor trend which is halfway between craftsmanship and Scandinavian style.
Create a cocooning atmosphere at home
The decoration with Hare tail blends perfectly with the raffia decoration, which is a trend in the 2020 interior. Note that this year, the vanilla color is the new white and in this case, prefer the flowers in their natural color. You don't need any more details, just a cute minimalist ceramic vase.
Simple fall decor in the living room
To decorate the house in autumn, bet on the different shades of orange and yellow. Arrange a few sprigs of hare tail and a garland made from dried orange slices. It adds a nice touch of natural color and texture to the interior. You will find how to make the garland in our article dedicated to decorating with oranges and other citrus fruits.
Dried hare tail wreath in purple color
Preparing a wreath of dried flowers is super easy to do. We love the monochromatic aspect of the Lavender Rabbit Tails associated with a purple ribbon. Hang the wreath on the door or on the curtains if they are in a neutral color. Like this, your new accessory will stand out with its unique beauty. A great idea is to make a few different sized wreaths. The result is very nice and will bring a rustic and poetic touch to your interior!
Contemporary decor with minimalist details
Put the Hare Tail on the table or on the desk, in your bedroom, in the kitchen and even in the bathroom. It is a pretty decoration that goes with every interior style. You can combine oval lagura with other dried flowers, such as the famous pampas grass, cotton flowers or Cloud Gypsophila, also called Baby's Breath. With these flowers and its colors, you will succeed in the style of H&M Home fall 2020 which highlights the harmony of nature.
Combine the Cloud Gypsophila and the Hare Tail to decorate the table
Got a special occasion, but you don't have time to decorate the table? Take the Hare Tails from the vase and some Gypsophila flowers and your festive dinner will be ready to begin. It is also an ideal option for a small wedding with friends that you organize in the garden or in a local restaurant.
Add some color to your interior with various shades of Lagurus ovatus
If you have this beautiful plant in your garden, but want to add some color before decorating the interior, feel free to do so. It really is super easy. Put water in a glass and add food coloring in the preferred shade. Soak the flower in water for about 10 seconds, checking that all the petals are soaked. Remove the hare tail and let it dry for 24 hours. Use the dye as directed on the label. Then, put the Hare Tail flowers in a transparent bottle or in a Dame-Jeanne vase.