When I was introduced to Foxgloves as a child, I was intrigued. Why did foxes need gloves? Did they sneak up in the night to pull the flowers off and slide them onto paws for silent slinking? I tried slipping my fingers into the flowers on the plants, but they didn't seem very practical: no grip. And my parents warned me about the possibility of bees being inside so I might get stung.
If you have a spot in your garden with dappled shade, where the soil doesn't get too dry, Foxgloves can be a good idea. Under the trees along our drive seemed like a good spot so I bought a packet of seeds of special hybrid ones few years ago, and the 6 or 8 plants I got from it managed to survive.
Foxgloves are biennial, so you plant them one year to flower the next, and they die after flowering. So when I am cutting off the old flower spikes, I do a little medicine dance with them, shaking the seed pods over the ground so that there's plenty of seed for next year's crop. As long as I don't weed the bed too closely, and just let them grow, there's normally some flowers the following year.
Sometimes I get a few plants, sometimes a lot. This year has been unusual, with the entire bed covered in Foxgloves. There's self-seeded Aquilegia and Sage too, all adding to the natural look and blending in with the blue-to-pink shades. The Rose bushes and Lilly plants are completely hidden by all this, but in a couple of years they will be too big to hide. And meanwhile, I think the effect is quite special.