Long before this garden existed, I planned it.
I have piles of garden books, magazines, and binders of torn out articles and images.
Don’t judge, it’s my ‘thing’!
A favorite magazine of mine was Victoria, the original one.
It was always filled with flowers, gardens, and destinations outside the snowy,
flat farmlands of Minnesota.
It was in those pages that I fell in love with cottage gardens, french ‘potagers’,
lavender fields, stone pathways,
This image is proof that I successfully grew the beautiful foxgloves.
I started from seed in the little greenhouse, moved to the garden and tended those seedlings to these spectacular spikes.
Foxgloves don’t really grow in zone 4, but that mild spring they did.
One of these growing seasons, I’ll try it again.