About three years ago I embarked on a new journey … that of becoming certified in landscape design. The journey took a full year longer than I had planned and hoped, due to work, family, and general life responsibilities, but that's all in the past now. I finally reach the end of this long journey.
Late summer into autumn is a perfect time to plant shrubs with year-round interest. Evergreen shrubs of varying shapes anchor planting beds while providing structure and greenery to brighten the gray days of winter.
I'm late with my You Can Grow That! post, but better late than never. This is a tale of the easiest garden I've ever created. The work involved allowing foxglove (digitalis purpurea) to establish from one or two transplants from some of my other gardens; letting it flower and set seed; then helping mature seeds spread by shaking seeds from the stalks after the dried seed pods open.