Usually I’d aim to get more of the foxglove spire in the picture, but an alternative viewpoint seemed to work better, focusing on a few spotted flowers.
The pink blurs in the background are dianthus; rose foliage neatly fills the foreground.
Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
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An intriguing different perspective
I was more interested in the combination of leaves and colours.
Your foxgloves reminded me of our Penstemon, and sure enough: they’re related. I’ve only seen Foxgloves farther north; I particularly remember the landscaping around the Frank Lloyd Wright house at the Crystal Bridges museum in Arkansas. They were lovely, but I don’t remember the colors being as vibrant as yours.
This is a bold pink. A cultivated form. The ones that grow wild in Lancashire vary from bold pink to white. I’m fondest of the very pale pink ones. Penstemon tend to be short-lived for us, but they are lovely plants (though with a similarly sulky look).
My favorite shades of pink! My foxgloves won’t be blooming for ages. Lucky you to have them already!
This was in Mississippi. I’m back in Lancashire, but just catching up on the state of the flowers. I imagine if they are not in flower here, they are not far off.
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