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Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Foxglove High and Low

Splendeurs et misères des foxgloves









22 comments:

  1. It is so pretty-high and low:)

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  2. Love them. Magnificent.

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  3. I always like your foxglove photos.

    They look beautiful Tatyana as does your whole garden.

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  4. OH NO!!! What did they ever do to you???

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  5. Tatyana ! What happened to the foxglove .. you are recycling it ? LOL .. I have two small perennial plants of it and so far not near as tall as yours .. it did look lovely in the garden there : )

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  6. I have the exact same thought as GardenJoy4Me. lol. Your foxglove look lovely.

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  7. Thank you Tina, Hermes, Rob, Janet, Joy and Sweet Bay! It is sad, but the foxglove time is coming to the end in my garden. They are getting leggy, they bend and fall... I hope to be able to collect some seeds.

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  8. It is so hard to grow Foxglove here in Arizona.....too hot! I'm thinking of trying some seeds in the winter time to see if they will take.
    The pictures of yours encourages me to do so :-)

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  9. I've had to do that with hollyhocks

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  10. Hi Tatyana~~ I confess. I'm not looking at the foxgloves. It's the surrounding green that causes me to swoon. Did you tell me your garden is 5 years old? (I think it was you.) The hedges and the sense of enclosure they provide...and the "borrowed view" of the outlying confers. Your use of hardscape and the dazzling clump of Trachycarpus. Your furniture looks comfortable enough for a nap with dreams of Jasmine. Please, post more!!

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  11. Thank you Mosaicqueen! I am also curious if they will grow in your area!

    Debbi, will you tell me please to go look at your picture when you post it?

    Grace, Thank you very much! You make me blush! Yes, the house was built in 2004. The hedge is Japanese ilex, I planted 100 of them and I prune them myself, too. The furniture is from HD, can you believe? Bought in September - good time to shop! You are right, it is very comfortable, I take a nap on the sofa very often! I'd rather won't tell you about other pieces, you will hate me. As for the good look, shouldn't we start something called Ugly Looking Garden? I'd have a lot of pictures!

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  12. I've only my foxgloves looked half as beautiful. Your's are gorgeous! -Jackie

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  13. They are so tall and proud and beautiful!

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  14. I LOVE foxgloves. They are so beautiful. How come you are recyclying them? Yours are gorgeous and so is your yard.

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  15. Oh no. I much prefer the "highs" of foxglove, not the "lows." I doubt I could ever recycle them like that ~ in fact I don't but then again, they don't flourish in my garden like they do in yours. I save every last bendy stalk hoping they'll set seed and one day give me a fabulous stand like you already have. You have a great sense of humor.

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  16. I always feel foxgloves and other tall plants such as delphinium lift the spirit when i look at them but then I suppoase all flowers and most plants lift my spirits so I am permanently on a high at this time of year.

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  17. I'm hoping those in the trash are not the ones from the first photo...if I get this correctly, those are the ones still standing after you cut the fallen ones down, right? PLEASE say I'm correct because otherwise I couldn't see a thing wrong with those in the first photo...unless of course, it was taken weeks ago. I love your garden area w/seating, etc. So elegant. Lovely;-)

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  18. I enjoyed this post, so pithy in its comment. Trust Grace to point out the surroundings, which I then went back and took a look at: definitely ideas there for my fantasy garden.

    Mosaicqueen, I grow foxgloves in a hot, dry climate (at least the summer is), though not as hot as yours: fall planting is the only way I get any.

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  19. Thank you dear foxglove lovers! The plants in the yard waste container were bent to the ground and created a trashy look in the garden. That is why they needed to retire. I believe that some of them already dropped the seeds. They were very tall, up to 6 feet and didn't look good. Jan, those on the first picture were still standing when the post was published. Yesterday wind bend them down. I need to stake them or... It's sad, but their time is over. Thanks for all your nice words. I'll tell them how everyone liked them, when I put them to that blue "vase"!

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  20. I too am captivated by your outdoor room! Lovely and what a pity about your beautiful foxgloves... they make great cut-flowers.
    Your place is stunning. Thanks for visiting Flower Hill and for your kind comment!

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  21. Great pix! Love the contrast ;-> I usually let my Foxglove fall over and ignore them until they've scattered their seeds. Next year, there's a surprise somewhere in the garden ;->

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  22. wonderful combo of photos. made me smile.

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