So to celebrate the beautiful apricot foxglove, here are a few photos of this year's harvest to share.
The flower heads just starting to surge skyward during the first week of May this year.
Moving in closer to those beautiful bell shaped flowers.
Definitely worthy of the display cabinet.
And for filling a wooden crate.
And for large gatherings preparing for a wedding.
Choosing ribbon for a 'foxglove bride'.
I love anything to do with the anatomy of flowers: the language, beautiful words like, scrophulariaeace, didynamous, nectary and the anatomical drawings that I could look at for hours, like looking into a hidden world of details.
In certain lights you can see right through the foxglove like an xray.
Some individual plants decide to do their own thing and stray from the norm but are equally enchanting. This plant had stems like a wide strap of leather, the flowers slightly distorted and a truer pink than apricot.
Time to sit and stare.
A decision to move in.
So from seeds like specks of dust, to the overwintering green rosette of leaves, to flower spikes of lush saucy apricot that reach two metres high, to individual dry flowers, apricot foxgloves are a must every year and you're not too late to sow!