Foxglove Flowers: 7 Tips For Growing Gorgeous Foxgloves

foxgloves growing at the base of a tree


Foxglove is a gorgeous, timeless plant that gardeners have enjoyed cultivating for years. Foxgloves bloom in a variety of colors and work hard at adding height and interest to your gardens. If you are curious about growing this beautiful perennial, take a look below at some helpful tips on how to grow foxglove for yourself. Here is what you need to know.

Foxglove Flowers: 7 Tips For Growing Gorgeous Foxgloves

I love, love, love the look of foxglove. Truly a unique and beautiful flower. Foxgloves come in many varieties, one just right for your growing area!

Foxglove is a poisonous plant if swallowed, so be mindful of that when choosing to plant. Note that this makes them a great flower to plant if you have a lot of deer (I call deer suburban rats because we have so many in our area). The deer know they are poisonous if ingested, and will not eat them.

Foxgloves look gorgeous in vases. If you wish to use your flowers in a cutting garden, create a separate planting area. If you cut the blooms they are less likely to come back the following year. Many gardeners like to add foxgloves to landscaping and borders, but only cut the blooms in their designated cutting garden so not to hurt their landscaping.

foxgloves growing at the base of a tree


1. Watch Sunpatterns When You Plant Foxglove

Before you plant your foxglove, you should take note of where the sun falls in your garden. Foxgloves need full sun, at least six hours per day. They also do best with afternoon sun, so choose a space in the yard that enjoys direct midday sun.

2. Choose Well Draining Soil to Plant Foxglove

Foxgloves do not like “wet feet.” Wet feet means that the soil where your foxgloves are growing should not be soggy. You must take care to choose a planting area that is well draining. While there is nothing wrong with moist soil, you do not want to plant in any area that retains water or is muddy after a rain. Foxgloves are pretty low maintenance plants but they are susceptible to fungus when overcrowded and in poorly draining soil. Avoid this by not overcrowding, and planting in well-drained soil. If your foxgloves do develop a fungus, make sure to remove the infected plants.

3. Stake Your Foxglove Blooms to Prevent Breakage

Did you know that some varieties of foxgloves can grow up to 6 feet tall? As they grow and bloom, the stems may need some support. Simple stake systems can help give the plant some support. All you need is a simple bamboo stake and some string to easily offer support. If your foxgloves are not the tall variety, you will not need to stake.

4. Give Your Foxgloves Two Inches of Water Per Week

Foxgloves like regular watering, just do not overdo it. About two inches of water per week will do, and you will find that in many climates this can be achieved through regular weekly rainfall.

5. Do Not Deadhead Foxglove Blooms

Lots of plants can be strengthened and encouraged to grow further flowers when you deadhead old blooms. Foxglove is not one of those flowers. Foxglove actually relies on the dead blooms to reseed itself, so do not remove them. Instead, let the dead blooms fall of naturally and fall to the ground and reseed.

6. Mulch Your Foxgloves

Mulch helps keep the weeds under control, retain needed moisture without being soggy, and promotes even soil temperature. When using organic mulch, the breakdown will feed the soil. If you mulch your foxgloves after the ground freezes, it will help prevent heaving. You should remove the mulch when new growth appears in the spring.

7. Divide Foxgloves as Needed

Foxgloves can multiply and spread, especially if you have allowed the blooms to naturally fall and reseed. If you notice crowding, it may be time to thin the squad! Simply dig up from the root and replant to a well-draining, full sun area. Foxglove plants are quite valuable, so you may be able to trade your divisions with other gardeners to get additional plants you may need.

Are you ready to give foxgloves a try? Consider these tips for how to grow foxglove and see what a fun plant this can be!

Read more home gardening flower tips:

Sunflowers: 7 Creative Uses for Sunflowers

How to Grow and Care for Wisteria

Everything You Need to Know to Grow Peonies


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Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe

three strawberry cheesecake partfait desserts on a white background surrounded by fresh strawberries


This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe

close-up of three strawberry cheesecake partfait desserts on a white background surrounded by fresh strawberries


• I love the homemade shortcake but an easy replacement step is store-bought shortcake or angel food cake.

• Whipped cream is used in this recipe. If you prefer whipped topping, go for it!

• Use a stand mixer – or at the least, a hand mixer, to make the cheesecake filling. Trying to whip that by hand is time-consuming and requires a lot of arm-strength.

• For my UK and Australian friends: confectioners sugar is icing sugar (powdered sugar, 10x).

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe Ingredients:

Shortcake Ingredients:

• 2 cups Flour
• 1½ tsp Baking Powder
• ¼ tsp Baking Soda
• 3 TBSP Sugar
• ½ tsp Salt
• 1½ cups Heavy Cream

Cheesecake Filling Ingredients:

• 8 oz. Cream Cheese
• 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
• 1 cup Heavy Cream
• 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Remaining Parfait Ingredients:

• 20 Fresh strawberries, chopped
• Whipped cream for topping

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Mise en Place:

• 9″x9″ Baking Pan
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
Stand Mixer
• Bowl(s)
• 4 Glasses or Individual Serving Bowls
• Spoon

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Spray a 9″x9″ inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


3. In a large bowl, whisk together two cups of flour, 1½ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder, three tablespoons of sugar, and ½ teaspoon of salt.
4. Stir in 1½ cups of heavy cream until dough develops and ingredients are just combined.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


5. Place dough into pan and spread evenly. It does not have to completely fill the pan.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


6. Bake for 18-20 minutes in a preheated v oven until shortcake begins to look golden-brown on top.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


7. While the shortcake is baking make the cheesecake:
8. Using a stand mixer (or hand-held mixer), in a laege bowl, mix together eight ounces of cream cheese, one cup of confectioners sugar, one cup of heavy cream, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Set aside.
9. Chop 20 fresh strawberries; set aside.
10. Remove shortcake from the oven and allow shortcake to cool.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


11. Once the short cake is cooled, take your parfait glasses and layer a few chunks of shortcake in the bottom of each one (four total). Add a layer of cheesecake filling, followed by a layer of strawberries. Repeat the shortcake and cheesecake layers. Top with whipped cream and more chopped strawberries.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds.


12. Serve while cold.

overhead view of three strawberry cheesecake partfait desserts on a white background, bowl of fresh strawberries to the left, individual strawberries on the white to the right, utensils in the  background


Yield: 4

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfait Recipe. This easy-to-make, from scratch, strawberry shortcake cheesecake parfait comes together in no time flat! Your friends and family will love this tasty delight. A fantastic dessert or snack any time of the year, this terrific strawberry parfait recipe is a party for your taste buds

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Shortcake Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 TBSP Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1½ cups Heavy Cream
  • Cheesecake Filling Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Remaining Parfait Ingredients:
  • 20 Fresh strawberries, chopped
  • Whipped cream for topping

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Spray a 9"x9" inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, whisk together two cups of flour, 1½ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder, three tablespoons of sugar, and ½ teaspoon of salt.
    4. Stir in 1½ cups of heavy cream until dough develops and ingredients are just combined.
    5. Place dough into pan and spread evenly. It does not have to completely fill the pan.
    6. Bake for 18-20 minutes in a preheated v oven until shortcake begins to look golden-brown on top.
    7. While the shortcake is baking make the cheesecake:
    8. Using a stand mixer (or hand-held mixer), in a laege bowl, mix together eight ounces of cream cheese, one cup of confectioners sugar, one cup of heavy cream, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Set aside.
    9. Chop 20 fresh strawberries; set aside.
    10. Remove shortcake from the oven and allow shortcake to cool.
    11. Once the short cake is cooled, take your parfait glasses and layer a few chunks of shortcake in the bottom of each one (four total). Add a layer of cheesecake filling, followed by a layer of strawberries. Repeat the shortcake and cheesecake layers. Top with whipped cream and more chopped strawberries.
    12. Serve while cold.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1298 Total Fat: 84g Saturated Fat: 51g Trans Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 27g Cholesterol: 249mg Sodium: 1053mg Carbohydrates: 120g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 60g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 19g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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Flan Pudding Shot Recipe

a flan pudding shot in a glass shot glass on top of a blue patterned napkin surrounded by caramel candies


If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe

I make a lot of pudding shots. They are all pretty much variations of a standard type of recipe: box pudding mix, booze, and whipped topping. It is the other ingredients that make them different.

The idea behind this flan pudding shot recipe was to get as close to the taste of classic flan as possible – so rich, creamy, sweet caramel-y goodness!

A pudding shot can be eaten with a spoon or “shot” into your mouth like a traditional jello-shot (of which I also have a lot of recipes!)

Mmmm pudding shots! If you are looking for something that is a boozy cross between a dessert and a jello shot, pudding shots are perfect for you! (Well, if you are over 21 that is.) Easy to make, pudding shots are a great “adult” pudding recipe that is fun at parties, for game-day, or just because!

two flan pudding shot in a glass shot glass on top of a blue patterned napkin surrounded by caramel candies


Tips For Making Flan Pudding Shot Recipe

• I used Cool Whip, which is a brand name. You can use another brand of imitation whipped topping if you like.

• This recipe used Jello instant pudding, but you can use any instant pudding brand.

• This used skim milk, 2% or whole milk is fine to use too.

• The vodka brand does not matter, simply the vodka flavors.

• This recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties. In that case, you may want to consider using a stand-mixer instead of a hand whisk so your arm does not get tired.

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


Flan Pudding Shot Recipe Ingredients:

• 3.4 ounces of Instant Vanilla Pudding (1 box)
• ¾ cup Caramel Vodka
• 1½ oz Cold 2% Milk
• 2 TBSP Caramel Sweetened Condensed Milk
• 1 cup Whipped Topping
• ¾ cup Caramel Candies or Caramel Sauce
• Whipped Cream, for garnish

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe Mise en Place:

• 16 (2 oz) plastic pudding shot cups with lids if transporting
Measuring Cup
• Bowl
Spatula
Whisk

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


Flan Pudding Shot Recipe Directions:

1. Place the plastic soufflé cups on a large baking sheet. Set aside.

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


2. Add one (1) 3.4 ounce box of instant vanilla pudding to a large mixing bowl. Add 1½ ounces of 2% milk, ¾ cup of caramel vodka, and two tablespoons of caramel sweetened condensed milk. Whisk together for 2 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick.
3. Place mixing bowl in fridge for 5-10 minutes.

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


4. Add one cup of whipped topping to bowl and fold in until fully incorporated.

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


5. Add 1-2 teaspoons of melted caramels/sauce to the bottom of your shot glass.
6. Spoon the flan pudding mixture on top of the melted caramel leaving a bit of room for topping.

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


7. Refrigerate for four hours. After the 4 hours, you can place the lids on the cups if you are not serving right away.
8. Just before serving, top with whipped cream and drizzle with melted caramels/sauce.

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.


9. Serve chilled.

two flan pudding shot in a glass shot glass on top of a blue patterned napkin


Yield: 16

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe

Flan Pudding Shot Recipe. If you love the taste of a classic flan dessert, you will love this fabulous boozy flan pudding shot recipe! These smooth and creamy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3.4 ounces of Instant Vanilla Pudding (1 box)
  • ¾ cup Caramel Vodka
  • 1½ oz Cold 2% Milk
  • 2 TBSP Caramel Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup Whipped Topping
  • ¾ cup Caramel Candies or Caramel Sauce
  • Whipped Cream, for garnish

Instructions

    1. Place the plastic soufflé cups on a large baking sheet. Set aside.
    2. Add one (1) 3.4-ounce box of instant vanilla pudding to a large mixing bowl. Add 1½ ounces of 2% milk, ¾ cup of caramel vodka and two tablespoons of caramel sweetened condensed milk. Whisk together for 2 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick.
    3. Place mixing bowl in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
    4. Add one cup of whipped topping to a bowl and fold in until fully incorporated.
    5. Add 1-2 teaspoons of melted caramels/sauce to the bottom of your shot glass.
    6. Spoon the flan pudding mixture on top of the melted caramel leaving a bit of room for the topping.
    7. Refrigerate for four hours. After the 4 hours, you can place the lids on the cups if you are not serving right away.
    8. Just before serving, top with whipped cream and drizzle with melted caramels/sauce.
    9. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 84mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

If you like pudding shots, try one of these yummy recipes!

RumChata® Pudding Shots Recipe If you like the taste of RumChata, you are going to love these delicious RumChata Pudding Shots!! Make them for a party, get-together, tailgating, or just because this is one of your favorite liqueurs!

Key Lime Pie Pudding Shots Recipe – If you like the taste of key lime pie, you will love this adult version of a key lime pie in a pudding shot! Boozy and tangy with a touch of sweet, these key lime pie pudding shots are easy to make and simply delicious. A great pudding shot recipe to serve to friends and family!

Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots Recipe – These pudding shots taste just like a strawberry cheesecake. These smooth and yummy pudding shots are great to serve at parties, tailgating, and more!


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