When it comes to gardening, don't you ever wonder if it's worth all the fuss of planning, grouping, arranging, etc., when Mother Nature does it so effortlessly?? I'm beginning to think I should just plant things in the ground randomly, let the spent blooms seed themselves then pull out whatever doesn't work!! It seems like it might be just as successful? Walking around the garden this morning, I snapped this picture of two such unplanned companions that are perfect matches ~ a purple penstemon (I don't recall the name at the moment) and campanula portenschlagiana. Too bad I didn't think of pairing them up but thank goodness they found each other as look how great they go together!