in shades of lilac and indigo (is that what you'd call the deep purple?) have burst into bloom in the front garden ~ side by side with Penstemon 'Husker Reds':
I was secretly hoping for some pink but how can a girl complain about color like this? The lilac shading is so subtle it borders on being white:
Alas, the lilacs aren't double (my personal preference) so the only seed that will be saved (and let to sow about) are these:
They remind me of another favorite ~ the cup and saucer vine (Cobaea scandens) which blooms here late in the summer.
Being the garden gurus you are, I'm sure you know that Canterbury Bells are in the Campanula family. How appropriate. A family of lookers for sure.
I haven't found any seedlings from last year, so, since they are biennials, I may not be enjoying them again (in my garden) for another two years. I hope that's not the case but on the off chance it is, I better get out there now as much as I can...