My beautiful foxgloves!

Oh happy day!  After ten years or more of effort every spring, my foxgloves finally look like those in the pictures of English gardens.  I suppose it helps that we have had an English-like spring this year.  Some of them are five feet tall.

I looked back at some pictures of this area of my garden before we had the pine trees removed..  What a difference adequate sun, water, and nutrition makes in the life of plants.  If your pine trees or other large trees keep your garden from flourishing, consider having them cut.
This picture is of the same bed looking in the opposite direction.  The plants in the lower left -hand corner are in the same spot as the foxgloves are now.

Another shot of pitiful plants trying to survive.