As it turns out, a “weed” is a very relative term. While most of us see a foxglove as a beautiful flower to admire and enjoy, there are others, particularly those who ride or care for horses, who see them as weeds. These anti-foxglovers, if you will, in fact, yank them out of the ground when they see them! I learned this from my friend Jenny, an avid equestrian, who saw my “The Gloaming” post and mentioned to me how she was surprised that I liked the foxgloves since she pulled them whenever she saw them. “Why in the world would she do that?” I asked. She informed me that they are poisonous to horses and she has always seem them as weeds. Who knew? I certainly did not.
Well, anyway, I think most of us can agree that they are indeed a beautiful flower and these photos below are something out of a wonderful dream. An entire forest of foxgloves!!!! Beatrix Potter wasn’t exaggerating when she included them all through her stories and illustrations. They are just gorgeous! (Sorry, Jenny. ;)