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Hello Long Lost Friend

July 13th, 2017

Back in Ohio we had this lovely short yellow foxglove growing in our garden. It was there when we arrived, I think it’s Digitalis lutea. It’s a lovely specimen, much shorter than the big purple and white foxgloves (which I also have in the garden). The yellowish green color is perfect for brightening up a shady border. The short height makes it perfect for the front of a border.

I got a plant from my mom’s garden last summer, she got her plants from me originally. It’s nice to finally have it in the garden again. Hopefully I can save seeds from this and get a few more going to plant along the woodland edges.

Have you ever lost a plant that you love through moving?

2 Comments to “Hello Long Lost Friend”
  1. Nebraska Dave on July 13, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Susy, I’ve lived where I am now for 33 years. My serious gardening started just eight years ago. I’ve tried to establish gardening over the years in other places but just didn’t really have the time or interest from family members. I gave up gardening until retirement eight years ago. I still have to fight for time to garden. It’s one of the reasons I like early morning (5am) gardening. I can get about three hours of garden time before other domestic responsibilities kick in for the day.

    So the answer to your question is nope haven’t lost a plant that I’ve found again.

    Have a great day enjoying the long lost friend.

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  2. PennyAshevilleNC on July 14, 2017 at 8:23 am

    I moved away from a large and healthy camellia- and I still miss it! :)

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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