Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More Canterbury Bells from my garden



I wanted to show you that this Canterbury Bells plant is giving prodigious numbers of belled flowers, from a tiny and hopeful beginning in a four inch pot. It amazingly survived a harsh attack, just before the flowers opened, as the stem was half way broken through. It looked like someone or something heavy stomped it, a raccoon? Anyway it survived the harsh attack and is flourishing.
Also I picked a bouquet for our kitchen table and took a photo of it also. Enjoy.
A few of you, my blog friends, say your climate won't allow Canterbury Bells, and I share that frustration when I see your own photos of your gardens with peonies and lilacs and forsythia, garden friends from my childhood in Wisconsin. I haven't grown those here in California, so must get by with enjoying your blog photos and with dreaming.

15 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

That is one of the greatest things we get from the blog - what we can't have - we can enjoy when others have it!

Lady Jane said...

I love those Canterbury Bells. I need some of those for my gardens. have enjoyed my visit it has been a while. Will look up the Billy Graham book, thanks for the heads up.

Daisy said...

They really are beautiful! Isn't it nice that we can all share what we have with those who may not be able to grow the same flowers. :-)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I get garden envy when I see Southern gardens, but the diversity from place to place really is great.

Ann said...

Don't know if they will grow in zone 5, I need to check that out. they are simply beautiful.
Ann

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Those are truly beautiful flowers! Aren't flowers one of the wonderful joys of summer?

Danielle

koralee said...

Mine are out in my garden too....I love them! Hugs my faithful friend. xoxox

kimberwidmer said...

What beautiful colors!
I grew up in Appleton and then Milwaukee. All that snow and cold… moved south first chance I got.
Those are just beautiful flowers. I don't think I've ever heard of them! Thanks for sharing!

Buttercup said...

I'm with Chatty. No garden myself, but I so enjoy visits to yours. Thanks!

Laura said...

Hi! I saw your link on Cafemom and stopped by to add myself as a follower. The flowers are beautiful! I am terrible at gardening... I think I could learn a few things from you!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh I just love your Canterbury Bells... they are one of my all time old~fashioned favorites!... your gardens are looking so pretty!... xoxo Julie Marie

Carolee Sperry said...

Beautiful- I probably can't grow them here in NY!

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Patti Hanan said...

Those Canterbury Bells are gorgeous! I found it encouraging that it grew from a tiny and hopeful beginning in a four inch pot. I love flowers. I think they are one of the ways God blesses us.

Connie Arnold said...

Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them here.

tina said...

Simply stunning...