I discovered this enchanting foxglove in the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, just outside of Dublin. This was one of the flowers I most enjoyed meeting on our trip through Ireland and I am excited to share her portrait with you.
Scandinavian legend says that the faeries taught foxes to ring foxglove bells to warn each other of approaching hunters. Irish folklore whispers that faeries use foxglove flowers as booties on foxes to sneak in and steal away naughty children as a ploy to keep the young from playing with the poisonous flowers- hence the name (fox-gloves)! Another speculation is that planting foxgloves invites faeries to come visit.
Irish Foxglove is equally suited to a small 8x10 print or a 4' x 5' canvas gallery wrap with a heavy vintage frame. The print would be charming in little girl's bedroom, a yoga studio, a formal dining room, an office, a boutique hotel room or anything in between.