Week of Flowers 2021 – Day Four

DigitalisI’m joining Cathy at Words and Herbs blog for her second annual Week of Flowers, where we share daily posts of flowers and gardens to give a dose of cheer to those in northern climes, where the short days this time of year are often dark and dreary. It does my heart good to look back to the green and flowery profusion of the summer months. Open to all, feel free to join in by clicking the link above, or simply to see links to what others are sharing.

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56 Responses to Week of Flowers 2021 – Day Four

  1. Great photo! It feels like foxglove time was long ago.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Audrey. Yes, it does, but sure is nice to revisit, esp. on these cold, short days. Has it snowed where you are yet?

      • Not quite, although we were recently warned of a chance of snow at higher elevations. I’m just glad the so-called “atmospheric rivers” (tropical-fueled heavy rain) have ended for now. Here on Vancouver Island it hasn’t been too bad, but the Fraser Valley and some other places in British Columbia have been devastated by floods.
        And yes, it’s great to revisit gardens through photos in the off season.

  2. Anne says:

    What an outstanding photograph of a foxglove! I have only once managed to grow some from seed.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Anne. Bumblebees love foxglove nectar and will climb up into the blossoms to get at it. I’m surprised this shot doesn’t have a bumble butt in it! 😉

  3. Cathy says:

    Great close-up Eliza. I scattered some seed from wild foxgloves this year but am not sure they will like my sunny garden…. we will see. 😃 Have a lovely Saturday.

  4. Cathy says:

    Oh, it does my heart good as well! Lovely foxglove. I have trouble with them here, because of the clay, but am hopeful that a small patch I planted out in the spring will self-seed.

  5. Alice says:

    A lovely flower with an inside view. We have many plants on the edge of the yard/woods…need to blow the leaves off of them.

  6. I have that one, and it’s a beauty.

  7. jillslawit says:

    Ah, memories of my summer garden.

  8. Dale says:

    Foxgloves are ones that I don’t see too often. So pretty!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Dale. As they are biennials, they are short-lived, so must be left to self-sow for continuous years of bloom. There are some that are hardy to zone 3, so it is possible to grow them in your area.

  9. Beautiful and refreshing for my cloudy morning!

  10. So nice to see an old favorite, lovely.

  11. Kris P says:

    Foxgloves are always welcome! I actually have one hybrid variety, ‘Pink Panther’, with 2 small blooms right now – it doesn’t seem to be a vigorous plant but you’ve got to respect any plant that flowers in December (even here).

  12. cindy knoke says:

    Beauteous foxglove.

  13. gaiainaction says:

    Very beautiful Eliza, and food for the soul. Thank you.

  14. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful foxglove

  15. That’s a beauty Eliza and hopefully fingers crossed it well generously self seed for you next summer 😄

  16. Between looking at the beautiful week of flowers and seeing two boats out on the lake today, I’m going to be very confused when it snows again.🙂

  17. tippysmom2 says:

    Beautiful! Love the details of close ups of flowers. Each blossom is unique, if you look close enough.

  18. One of my favorites!

  19. Love the close-ups of the spots. Pretty foxgloves!

  20. Kathy Sturr says:

    Just beautiful Eliza, all these flowers. I have always loved Foxglove. I actually have some seedlings started for here in Florida – yes, I can grow Foxglove in Florida provided I have a particular variety. I hope they bloom to fruition. Enjoying this series as always enjoy your wonderful eye.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kathy, glad you enjoyed the series. It is a welcome meme this time of year as we head into winter. Hope you are enjoying the lead up to Christmas. I’m enjoying decorating and baking holiday treats I seldom enjoy the rest of the year. 😉

  21. naturebackin says:

    Definitely a flower for fairytales! Lovely photo too!

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