This Spot Of Ground


A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.
Gertrude Jekyll

9 thoughts on “This Spot Of Ground

      1. Would overwintering in the greenhouse work? Of course, this isn’t a classic foxglove, but Rusty Foxglove (Digitalis ferruginea) is hardy to zone 4a-b.

  1. What an interesting quote from Ms Jekyll. On first view I didn’t register that your foxglove was in a pot as I am used to seeing them all over. From the comments I see it is an achievement in your zone. It sure looks lovely against the painted wooden building.

    1. In the many years before I had this garden, I would pour over gardening magazines and books, I was completely taken with a cottage garden look and so many times Foxgloves were growing in those gardens that I wished to have. I have not given up on having Foxgloves, even if I have to purchase new plants each year!

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