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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hello, Today's Flowers


THE SONG OF THE FOXGLOVE FAIRY
"Foxglove, Foxglove,
What do you see?"
The cool green woodland,
The fat velvet bee;
Hey, Mr Bumble,
I've honey here for thee!
"Foxglove, Foxglove,
What see you now?"
The soft summer moonlight
On bracken, grass, and bough;
And all the fairies dancing
As only thy know how.
-Cicely Mary Barker.
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Foxglove is a beautifully flower, and would
make a lovely addition to any garden.
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Foxglove (Digitalis) is highly poisonous,
early symptoms consist of,
-digestive issues,
-wild hallucination,
-delirium,
- severe headaches.
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Plant it in your garden

but take a note from this bug,

do not eat it!

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17 comments:

Mildred said...

What magical flowers Ebet and my favorite colors. I do not have good luck growing these in GA.

LindaSueBuhl said...

absolutely stunning pictures of a favorite flower of cottage gardens

KathyB. said...

Very prettily graphic picture of the dangers of consuming foxglove. Bug rest in peace!

SquirrelQueen said...

So beautiful and so deadly, great photos. Have a great day.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Your photos are stunning!

Carletta said...

That first shot is fairytale like. :)
Your closeups are wonderful and the last of the bug put a smile on my face - thanks.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

VALKYRIEN said...

I agree with you: don't eat them! But they are such gorgeous flowers!

Thanks for sharing at Today's Flowers!

Regina said...

Beautiful flowers. Now I know its name, thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Your photos are gorgeous. Lovely flowers.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely and informative post, thank you.

Kathy said...

You know I don't think I have ever seen anyone grow foxglove around here. Very pretty. Well at least you don't have to worry about bugs eating your flowers up. =)

Blue said...

Gorgeus flowers, nice color.

Arija said...

I love Foxgloves too, and you have captured them so well.

Denise said...

So beautiful, your photos take me right back to my childhood when I used to see Foxgloves growing wild in the countryside. Beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing, and have a great week.

i beati said...

so enchanting sandy

Daisy said...

Very pretty flowers! They look like rows of bells. :)

Susie said...

Those foxgloves are beautiful!