As much as I love roses, the flowers that really started my interest in gardening were Foxgloves.
I knew nothing about gardening when first saw them growing outside of a very charming, local restaurant and they completely captivated me. My garden today stems from the small space I initially created to grow Foxgloves and other annuals.
Since then, this wonderful plant has become readily available at local gardening centers, but it is still impossible to find the bigger, biennial varieties, those I must grow from seed.
The ones you see here are the shorter, Foxy, which blooms the first year. I planted several dozen of them throughout the garden late last fall and they have just started to bloom
In some areas Foxgloves are perennials and reseed lavishly, here our summers are too hot and they are treated as annuals although when planted in partial shade I have occasionally had them summer over.
For some reason I think of these as, "fairy tale" flowers, there is something so magical about them. They remind me of garden gnomes, sprites, and children's tea parties in a time long ago gone by.
Thank you for visiting, I hope you have a magical day.
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