A Garden Unexpected…field of dreams

Driving back from a client’s project the other night I was stuck in traffic.  I was thinking about a post I wanted to write about my ambivalence about local solar farms and their impact on open space and the beauty of the landscape.  Cars were stopped and kids playing soccer caught my peripheral vision…and then this just beyond.  It was so magical I had to pull over and explore!

There in the middle of suburbia at the edge of the woods–a field of dreams…acres and acres of naturalized foxgloves dancing in the setting sun.  More amazing was that no one else was there…

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Foxgloves as far as the eye can see

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Standing in the middle of thousands of flowers

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Bending with the breezes

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Backlit

It was a Miss Rumphius moment.

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: Foxgloves, Gardens, inspiration

6 Responses to A Garden Unexpected…field of dreams

  1. Katie E-P says:

    Beautiful photographs! I love foxglove and planted a bunch!

    I also like your new blog design (or maybe not so new-it might have been a while!)
    Thanks, Katie. It’s nice to see you here. It has been a bit…–s

  2. commonweeder says:

    I planted a clump of foxgloves this spring. I am surprised to see these so happy on such a sunny site.
    They’re in shade for 1/2 the day. I took these photos at 7 pm…–s

  3. Denise says:

    I was just about to comment “A true Miss Rumphius moment,” when I fortunately read your last line first. That is some amazing sight.
    It was truly special. Fairy tales can come true!–s

  4. Once in a lifetime moments are gifts. Looks like you enjoyed watching yours unfold before your very eyes.
    You are so right. Magic happens about as often as pure joy…when both combine it is indeed a gift.–s

  5. Scott says:

    Amazing…those are moments to remember…it’s always amazing how no garden, no matter how well planned or executed, can compete with nature.

  6. nice snaps, i also enjoy the time i spend in such beautiful place.

    ~Aansy Stone

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