A Week of Flowers, Day Seven

Hard to believe we’ve gone through the first week of December already; harder yet to think that this year will end in just 24 days! What do we have to show for it, I wonder…more specifically, what do I have to show for it? Cathy, who writes the garden blog Words and Herbs, had a brilliant idea when she asked us, for a second year, to post flower pictures for the first seven days of December. She wanted to find a way to chase away the gloomy December clouds and snow storms that often hit northern countries this time of year.

What Cathy also did, for me at least, was give me an excuse to look over the 3,000 or so photos I’ve taken over the year, to spend several evenings scrolling through folders and RAW images, to spot some shots I hadn’t really seen before, or posted. All these snaps, in one sense, are what I have to show for the year. For that , Cathy, thank you!

My Day Seven flowers are Digitalis: Heirloom Apricot Foxglove ‘Faerie Queen.’ I started seeds (from Renee’s Garden in California) indoors on March 22, 2020. Foxgloves are a biennial, so they bloomed for the first time this year. I let most of the stalks stand after they finished flowering, so that seeds would drop and begin a continuing cycle of bloom, and quite a few rosettes appeared late in the summer so I hope for more of these tall spikes next year. These photos were taken June 19.


  1. Lovely! I have recently learnt to love Foxgloves, having shied away from them possibly because they wouldn’t grow for me. But I have scattered seed and hope to get some established in the garden this year. So glad you enjoyed this week and thanks for joining in Chris! 😃

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  2. An absolutely superb foxglove Chris – I hope you’ll be enjoying it for years to come. Participating in Cathy’s week of flowers has made me realise that I haven’t taken enough photographs this year! Must try harder. Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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    1. Thank you Cathy – it’s been a great week! I think one of my takeaways is to try and be more deliberate with each click of the shutter, instead of simply snapping away with the hope of getting One Good Shot. It would save a lot of time processing on the computer, and hopefully train my eye to look for the best shot while in the garden.


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