If you like surprises, you may want to add some foxglove to your gardens.
Not only do they self-seed to change location and change color, they also change shape.
If you have added numerous varieties to your garden the surprises will occur every spring.
As the lovely plants bloom and set seed, their DNA mixes to produces new combinations.
Every spring is a color crap shoot. This spring I have some new shapes.
I also have a new white with spots that are almost invisible.
This is one of the many reasons I love foxglove, besides those spots.
I was so happy to see that my white foxglove had not left the garden.
I had no white blooms last year. I wondered if it was gone.
Foxglove blooms are some of my favorites.
If there were an official plant of the fairies, I bet it would be the foxglove.
They are magical plants. They sow their own seeds. They change colors.
Even their flower shapes morph from year to year.
They seem to know where they belong and what form is needed.
Or is it the fairies that do it?
Every year I anticipate some surprises from my Digitalis purpurea.
This year there were several. Some pinks got pinker.
Some whites turned half pink.
Some flower tubes got longer and narrower.
Some seeds sneaked into the bunny yard to germinate and had to be moved. They are poisonous.
Foxgloves are so charming, they must be magic.
Since my flowers can’t read, I can tell you
that I prefer the poisonous Digitalis
above all my other flowers.
They make my heart race.
I have a weakness for their
spots and spires.
I try not to stare at them, but they are hypnotic.
They self- seed and I let them grow where ever they wish.
I can’t get enough of these lovely foxgloves.
Happy Mother’s Day
Follow the FLOWER!