Posted on July 26, 2017December 29, 2018 by susurrusWordless Wednesday: Digitalis ferruginea Like this:Like Loading...
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Mum’s growing this from seed. Can’t wait to plant it in the wild garden. Bees love it.
They were being thoroughly explored by bees – but then this was taken at a bee-friendly garden (Trentham Gardens). I think I can just make out a couple of furry backsides in the spire to the right.
Oh, I’m taking Mum there next week. The late summer borders look amazing.
Wonderful tones in this composition!
Great shot,love it !
It looks as if these might flower for a long time. It’s interesting to see seeds forming at the bottom of the spires and the youngest flower buds just starting to open at the tops.
These flowers are amazingly beautiful!! They look similar to our wild fox gloves. Are seeds available to purchase?
They are a perennial foxglove 🙂 They are available here in the UK. I did a quick search for US seeds and found them listed by Monticello. I don’t know of the company, but their website says the seeds were offered for sale in the US as early as 1810! You’ll probably find several suppliers.
thank you, Susurrus. I will check into it. we have the wild variety growing throughout our property offering a huge food supply to the wild bees. Their season has peaked and the blossoms have dropped off their stems now
And people don’t believe in fairies! What a beautiful photograph. The colours are so gorgeous.
Trentham has commissioned a series of wire fairies and ‘hidden’ them around the lake-side paths. But perhaps you already knew that?
No! But I do know. How fascinating. I share a secret. I see them. I have a friend who taught me how to see them. She calls them elements and they show up on camera for her!
Gorgeous! So many of them too …..
This group of plants is really flourishing.
I had the feeling all the flowers were sticking out their tongues at me. They were laughing, too. I had to laugh with them.
They don’t seem to be a quiet bunch, do they? Oddment (below) thinks they are singing.
I like singing blooms better than laughing ones. Imagine the glorious chords!
I always love the look of this foxglove. I am growing some from seed, so next year …
I hope you have set aside a largish space for them!
It looks to me as though they’re singing! I wish we could hear.
I hadn’t thought of that, but now you mention it, of course!
This is one of my favourite foxgloves.
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