Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beauty of Canterbury Bells

A year ago I planted a small "Deep Blue" Canterbury Bells in a four inch pot, and gave it minimal attention. It has developed in to a huge and stunning plant with perhaps 200 large bell flowers.
I promise to take more photos today to show you more clearly in a future post how bountiful and stunning this plant is.
It is kind of wild how the Canterbury Bells clash with the orange nasturtiums, wild yet pleasing.
I would call the flowers purple rather than blue. The plant is from Annie's Annuals and Perennials and I put some in a bouquet for our Father's Day BBQ at our house. I love the rich colors and any flowers with the bell shape.

19 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Summer beauty at it's best, lush and thriving, with color!

Thank you, for sharing.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i LOVE canterbury bells...one of my favorites !!!!

they are just beautiful

sending love,
kary and teddy
xo

xinex said...

Oh how beautiful! That's the type that I like, lush with minimal care....Christine

Star said...

I love Canterbury Bells too, even the name is beautiful! I've never seen them in with nasturtiums before, but because you live in California, I'll give it to you. The two colours together just SHOUT SUMMER, don't they!

Chatty Crone said...

They are beautiful - but they look almost purple - love them though.

Chatty Crone said...

They are beautiful - but they look almost purple - love them though.

Toyin O. said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing.

rosaria said...

The bells and the nasturtium dance well together. Who knew?

Cindy said...

How pretty!Something we can't grow here.So I will just continue to enjoy your flowers!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Daisy said...

They are gorgeous, Terra! I like the colors mixed together like that too. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love old fashioned flowers, Terra, and these are beautiful! I will have to look for them at my garden center!

XO,
Jane

High Heeled Life said...

These are just beautiful!!! what a lovely way to bring in summer!! can'yt wait for you to share more photos... Happy Tuesday , HHL

NanaNor's said...

I love the vibrant purple and the orange together and on your prior post the roses are beautiful-you certainly have a green thumb. Thank you for sharing your beauty with us. Thanks for visiting me today too.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ahhhhh... looks like a breath of fresh air (cool air!)... They are simply beautiful! blessings ~ tanna

Mari said...

I love these - and they look so pretty with the orange nasturtiums.

Helen Ginger said...

Those are very pretty. Don't know that they could stand up to Texas heat, though. Love the mix of colors.

Catherine said...

Very pretty! I like the colors.
xo Catherine

Amrita said...

A riot of colors. I have never seen these flowers before

Mildred said...

They are lovely and the colors very vibrant. I have never grown Canterbury bells. Hope you enjoy your afternoon.