Several years ago I bought one foxglove to plant in the perennial garden. That parent plant is long gone but before it departed it produced many offspring. Foxgloves are biennials so they only live two years. Lucky for me that one plant was prolific with its seeds and I was able to move volunteers all over the garden. They are an every other year sort of plant and last year they didn't amount to much though I saw their green leaves all over and had to move them out of certain spots. This year, it's another story. I have to wonder if I have encouraged an invasion of foxglove into my woods.
Last week - beginnings of the flowering cycle along the glen.
Above: Last week along the glen edge. (See the Jack in the pulpit?) Below: today the blooms are out.
Here's another new bloom in the perennial garden, very much like the foxglove and a Mother's Day gift from years ago. The lupine.
And here's my Mother's Day gift this year awaiting the rains to stop so it can be planted.
Linking to An Oregon Cottage Tuesday Garden Party