Yellow Foxgloves in the Shade Path Garden


Along the Shade Path garden this week, the perennial yellow foxgloves (Digitalis grandiflora) are in bloom. They are a favorite every year, and seed themselves happily around our dry shade garden. After they have bloomed for about a month, I trim back their spent blooms to the first set of leaves. This deadheading helps them to re-bloom again in September, which is a real treat!
The Shade Path succession planting started out in January with snowdrops and a few Hellebores in February. It was a really cold spring, so things did not really get going until the Iris reticulata 'Katherine Hodgkin' covered the path in April, followed by many more Hellebores orientalis. Then, the shade garden was covered in blue and white for May. Oh, and there was quite a display of pink columbine in there too.
Digitalis grandiflora and Clematis 'William Kennett' in our garden this week.
Digitalis grandiflora and Clematis 'William Kennett' in our garden this week.
Yellow foxgloves (Digitalis grandiflora) with hosta, Brunnera, and many others along the Shade Path.
Yellow foxgloves (Digitalis grandiflora) with hosta, Brunnera, and many others along the Shade Path.
Here is the view from the back of our property, including the curb strip on the left. I posted photos the catmint in the other end of the curb last week: http://www.hometalk.com/1597970/curb-strip-plantings-with-nepeta-sedum-and-iris.
Here is the view from the back of our property, including the curb strip on the left. I posted photos the catmint in the other end of the curb last week: http://www.hometalk.com/1597970/curb-strip-plantings-with-nepeta-sedum-and-iris.
View from the sidewalk across the Shade Path and into our back yard. You can just see our table on the stone patio.
View from the sidewalk across the Shade Path and into our back yard. You can just see our table on the stone patio.
Julie @ Wife, Mother, Gardener

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