I’m joining Cathy at Words and Herbs for her third annual Week of Flowers. She writes:
“Please join me in making December a bit brighter. From Wednesday, November 30th through Tuesday, December 6th, create a post. It can be one photo, or more if you like. You can post just one day or all seven. But do leave a link in the comments so that we can all see what you have found to share!”
Open to all… Let’s brighten up the blogosphere!
This is SO beautiful! I have only once managed to grow foxgloves successfully in my garden.
Thank you, Anne! They do need a fairly moist situation, which isn’t much available these days for you. I imagine them near a pond or hose pipe where they’d get enough water.
May in December!
Right when we need it, right? 😉 Thanks, Audrey!
Gorg. Gorg. Gorgeous.
🙂 Thank you, Dawn!
De rien Eliza
Aaah. Beautiful! I am still trying to get some foxgloves established in my garden. Thanks for sharing Eliza!
Thank you, Cathy. I love the way they self-sow around, so easy to move here and there. Perfect for my semi-wild look. 🙂
What a stunning combination.
Thank you kindly!
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I love foxgloves, and not sure why I don’t have them in my garden…
So easy and they self-sow everywhere in an unobtrusive way. I am esp. fond of the white. Time to get some seed to sprinkle around!
Thanks for the tip, Eliza…
Beautiful Foxgloves, which remind me of a cherished childhood book that my Dad read to me: ‘The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck’
Thank you, Alice. I collected BP books when I was a teen, and have pretty much the whole set. Poor Jemima, such an innocent!
Great together foxglove and lady’s mantle!
Thank you, Hien!
Gorgeous foxgloves! Good with ladies mantle.
Thank you, Ellen. The only thing missing is a visiting bumblebee!
Gorgeous color contrast.
Thank you, Judy. They bring out the best in each other!
Love this combination 💕
Thank you, Val! x
I really like that yellow-green tucked among the foxglove.
Thank you, Laurie. Lady’s mantle flowers are such a beautiful and long-lasting filler. Do you have them in your yard? They would do well at your site. 🙂
I don’t, but I will certainly consider them.
Really beautiful Eliza!
Thank you, Sylvia!
Beautiful colors and composition, Eliza!
Thank you, Donna! 🙂
Yes, these do brighten up December! It is mostly white and brown here now. 😐
Same here, though we don’t have the white yet. I’m always grateful that at least we have some pine and fir to give us a bit of green. Then there are always shop flowers to brighten the table while we wait for spring. 🙂
Foxgloves are another plant that sings of spring. While I did have a couple of stems last December, I don’t expect to see many here until February or March.
Mine come along in June. With side shoots, they flower for a good long time. They earn their keep!
Wonderful colors. Chartreuse is my favorite contrast color.
Thanks, Amy. It goes well with just about any flower, but I love it with pink or orange… gorgeous!
Fabulous, just love this photo!!🙂
Thank you, Susan! x
I’ve never tried growing this, but it’s sooo pretty!!
Thank you, Debbie. Mostly biennial, so they are short-lived, but they make up for it by self-sowing new plants in abundance. 🙂
Lovely. I used to grow these beauties.
Thank you, Cindy. Definitely a garden classic! 🙂
But not a Texas garden classic! Apparently they can be coaxed into bloom in north Texas, around Dallas and such, but the rest of us have to make do with Penstemons. I love the combination of chartreuse and magenta. In the 1950s, chartreuse and maroon was considered a fashionable combination; my mother painted our bathroom in those colors.
Though not as big a bloom as foxgloves, penstemons are fine in their own right and twice as hardy. I would have loved to see that bathroom. 😉
The colors were quite the thing in dinnerware, too.
So pretty. Your beautiful pictures of your garden are an inspiration to try my hand at gardening. 😊
Thank you, Pepper. The act will reward you many times over. 🙂
Of that I am sure of! Especially when I think about walking out with my macro lens on my camera to capture bees and butterflies in my own garden. 😀
Definitely a shorter commute! 😉
Hehe! So true. 😁
You keep sharing your beautiful nature’s bouquets like this one.. Gorgeous.
Thank you, Dale! 🙂
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Even more than the warm temperatures, I miss the colour. Beautiful photo, Eliza!
Thank you, Belinda. Yes, the monochrome landscape of winter takes some getting used to. 😉
Beautiful shot, Eliza. I like the mood of the flowers :-)! You have shot these from a great perspective, a wonderful feeling for me this Sunday.
Thank you very much, Randall!
Our foxgloves have left us. Glad to see your lovelies.
Thank you, Steve. If you need new seedlings, let me know!
Thanks, Eliza. I will take you up on that. 🙂
So beautiful. I don’t think I can grow these where I am, but I am going to check … right now! xoxo
Do you have any somewhat moist shade? That’d be your best bet, I’d think. I know they grow in SoCal during the winter, but are treated like an annual.
Moist? Shade? 😂😂😂 OK, you just gave me my answer! Both of these things are difficult to get here at 7500 feet in the high desert. I will just admire these beauties from afar! 🙏🌹❤️
I suppose you could always try them in a pot!
Lovely! One of my favorites…
Me, too, thanks much!
Thank you!! x