Monday, June 02, 2008

Backyard Mystery




I have no idea what these flowers are, another intriguing burst of color we inherited from the previous owner of our house, who must have been some kind of champion horticulturalist. Maybe someone out there in Web-land can inform the group.

I noticed them last weekend and managed a few photos on Saturday after a brief thunderstorm. Definitely one of the more interesting recent developments in our garden, and not for lack of competition.

9 Comments:

OpenID christinaq said...

First time poster, but I love your blog.

In gardens around England these flowers are blooming, and I absolutely love them. They're called foxgloves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitalis_purpurea

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are fox gloves.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Jessa said...

They're fox gloves. They're used homeopathicly as heart stimulants.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Liv said...

Ooh!

I've been planning to plant foxgloves in my yard. I've never seen that color variation before, but I love it.

Lucky you.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Die Hausfrau said...

the flowers are absolutely wonderful! *iwantagarden*

2:28 PM  
Blogger Riimus Fungus said...

First: your blog is my very favorite blog of the entire web/internet.

Second: Like everyone says, these are foxgloves (digitalis). They are beautiful but one must be careful around them: they are extremely toxic and should never be ingested.

12:23 AM  
Blogger susan said...

Not sure where you live, but we pull those out like weeds around here in the Seattle area! Digitalis sp? or commonly known as foxglove!

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Taylor said...

Do you take all these pictures yourself? Such great images and great postings. Recently started my own blog so I've been checking out what others are doing with their sites. Would love any feedback you might have about it. But great work and thanks for sharing!

9:33 PM  
Blogger The Pastoral Princess said...

These are definately foxgloves...they are fabulous deer reppellant! Deer hate the smell and won't come near them, plant your tulips near them...that's how I keep the deer away

12:41 AM  

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