Ringing In July

I can’t get too far into summer here in the northwest without exTOLLing the virtues of Coppertop’s bellflowers or Campanula. 😉

I love the way these lavender, white, and purple campanula were planted at the base of iron arches, gates, and vines, allowing their leaves and blooms to peek through. I’ll let them ring in July in photos.




Clustered bellflower, Campanula glomerata ‘Superba‘, is a tall, vivid variety that grows heartily in one perennial bed.



Campanula ‘Sarastro’ returned this year, although somewhat crowded out by overzealous spiraea.


Bellflowers I seeded last winter in the greenhouse and transplanted into perennial beds have healthy foliage, but won’t bloom until next year.

Today the bellflowers are ringing in another year for my love, my adorable and amazing husband! Happy Birthday, Dear One! You sure know how to make my heart beat faster (yep, weeding does it every time).




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