Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Blue Clips Campanula

You low lander gardeners are making me jealous! What with all your happy blog posts about how 'Spring' is only 20 odd days away.

This prompted me to tromp outdoors, in my snowshoes, to document my spring weather. There are exciting things happening in the garden:
Hey! The 5-foot fence in my backyard is exposed to sunshine once again!

Babe, the 6-foot Blue Spruce is poking his head out of a great big drift.


Meanwhile, back in the sunny window...

These little darlins are working overtime.

There are a bazillion varieties of Bellflowers (okay, maybe 300) but this one, Blue Clips Campanula, is an A-Lister for my upcoming summer.

This petite Bellflower clings to slopes and blooms in a compact, little ball ~ ideal for the rock garden destined to become her new home.

The little seedlings in the above photo are aspiring to someday look as pretty as their big sisters currently do in my kitchen window.

Blue Clips (Alpine) Campanula carpatica is a USDA zones 3-7, tough little perennial, ideal for rock gardens. Individually, the flowers are less than 1/4 inch in diameter though she flowers so profusely she is quite the little show stopper in the Big Rock Garden.

PS: Don't worry about me. I'm keeping busy.
* Low landers live below 4,000 feet. I live at 7,500 feet. My garden is a slow starter but she's quite lovely when, or if, she ever starts blooming!

5 comments:

Melanie said...

They sell that blue clips campanula in the nursery near here but for some reason I never tried it. It sure looks beautiful!

Shirley "EdenMaker" said...

I'm happy for you...Spring is coming! I enjoyed your photos.At least you have snow sometimes.
Shirley

GardenJoy4Me said...

Now this is a hoot for a posting !
I love the "signs
for Spring .. love "Babe" .. and I have a load of campanula types .. Blue Clips including .. I love the smaller flower ones too like Birch, Waterfall .. Dicksons Gold for stand out eye popper !
Have fun with the girls skiing !
Joy : )

jodi said...

Oh, your sense of humour is great, Kate...spring will get here eventually, too (she says as she watches the current crop of rain-snow splash out of the sky.)

thismngardener said...

Just keep writing, and you will keep me laughing!