Her name is Campanula Punctata ‘Pink Chimes.’ She is a Heritage Perennial, whose Latin name means bellflower. She is a favorite among gardeners because she blooms from Spring to Summer to Fall and grows in both shade and sun. And she can handle dry soil. And you can grow her in containers.
We returned to Green Spring Gardens today and had much better luck. A group of people was clustered around the main education and office building, but they soon boarded busses and were away on a day trip.
The dogs were better behaved and enjoyed the frequent strokes from passing strangers. The place was buzzing with volunteers cleaning, pruning, raking…. all working on their Master Gardener certificate. David and I strolled at a leisurely pace as the day promises to reach the high 80s.
The Spring flourish is past and summer perennials are just beginning to bloom. Roses are almost gone, although those silly ‘Knockout’ roses will continue to bloom through the summer at the various gas stations and other hot locations. Hybridizers have much to answer for I think.
Greenspring grows heirloom varieties, those plants our local birds love, although I do see the odd Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo) or other imported plant in the landscape. We will return in a few weeks when the Indian Paint Brush and other summer favorites are at their majestic best and I learn more about my camera lenses.