Friday, June 9, 2017

I AM a Foxy Lady!

I've been trying since the beginning to get foxgloves established in this garden. I tried sowing seeds the very first year here along the back fence but not a single one germinated. I've grown one or two over the years since then, but for some reason, they've never self-sown and established themselves.

Until now.

Last fall I found zillions of babies growing from the seeds left by a couple that I had bought at the nursery and planted in the back garden along the fence. Most of them, of course, were growing at the very front of the bed, so I dug them out and replanted them in a better spot, and now they are flowering in infinite technicolor glory.








So, I think I can now say with confidence -- I AM a foxy lady!

Wayne's World -- Foxy Lady

12 comments:

  1. I had a few at the edge of the woods here last year but nothing this year. If I find plants, I guess I should try and move them to the garden and see how foxy I can be :).

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  2. I LOVE foxglove! I'm glad they finally established themselves in your garden; they are glorious. Easily pulled if they need to be thine out (or just don't let all of them go to seed). A gentle shake to a fully dried seed-stock will make the most wonderful sound of seeds spilling everywhere: it's like music to my ears.

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  3. These are so beautiful they make me want to hurl. The never grow in the right places in my garden but like to pop up in cracks between bricks in the paths or in pots of something tiny. Party on foxy lady!

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  4. Look at you go Foxy Lady! Congrats.

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  5. Gorgeous...there are few things that can compete with the elegance of a stand of foxgloves.

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  6. I do like foxgloves and how great they self propagated. Yes, you are a foxy lady :)

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  7. Congratulations foxy lady! Was this perhaps the upside of all that rain you received this winter? I think the rain we got contributed to my own success with foxgloves this year, although I had nothing like the turnout you did!

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  8. I love fox gloves. We were thrilled when we discovered them growing naturally on our property the first year we were here and got all the brush cleared. They reseed freely here but not always where we want them. They are movable though, in late winter, early spring.

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  9. They are beautiful and look so right by your fence. We have them seeding gently around here but I have grown a trayful of white ones from my own seed, I need to plant them out for them to flower hopefully next year.

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  10. We have had foxgloves almost every year in the Northwest Territory, but for some reason, we have none this year. I miss them, and need to check whether there are a few in their first year phase out there. If not, reinforcements are in order!

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  11. Wow! I have never had real success with Foxgloves so I am doubly impressed.

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  12. Persistence pays off yet again! What a glorious stand of foxgloves.

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