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2011/149: Campanula (1)

Greg surprised me with these flowers the Saturday after Mother’s Day, when we were doing our usual Saturday morning grocery shopping. I admired them while Greg was getting a grocery cart, but I didn’t put them in the cart. Later, when we were waiting in the check-out lane, Greg disappeared, and came back with the flowers a few minutes later. What a nice surprise! πŸ™‚
Unfortunately I threw away the plastic wrapper that had the name of these flowers on it… before I could write down the name! I’ve looked every Saturday since, but can’t find the flowers at the store anymore.

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13 responses

  1. Definitely campanula. My blue one’s are blooming and the white ones are just getting ready to open. Who doesn’t love a bell shaped flower (or any other flower for that matter). That fella of yours sounds like a keeper! πŸ˜‰

    29. May, 2011 at 07:59

    • Thank you!! That could be it? I looked them up, and some pictures look like it, and some don’t. These were long-stemmed, and had several of these little flowers, starting about half way up the stem.

      29. May, 2011 at 08:09

  2. I bet Tracy will come along and confirm the flower name for you – she’s good like that. Whatever they are, I like! πŸ™‚

    29. May, 2011 at 08:39

  3. doreen3boys

    aww, Greg did good πŸ™‚ what a nice surprise!

    29. May, 2011 at 09:18

  4. Great little photo, good exposure of the whites too. Sounds like you are a blessed lady

    29. May, 2011 at 14:12

  5. If you get really stuck, then I’ll happily let you borrow one of my Latin flower names, or you could just call it Trevor… πŸ˜‰

    29. May, 2011 at 15:53

    • Oh I think you should definitely give it a proper Latin name, Brian!

      30. May, 2011 at 08:05

    • Might have to take you up on that someday πŸ˜‰
      I don’t think Trevor quite fits, needs something more girly.

      30. May, 2011 at 14:06

  6. Whatever they are, it’s a beautiful flower, and you have a wonderful husband who would surprise you with it that way. πŸ™‚

    29. May, 2011 at 21:28

  7. Canterbury bells!!

    29. May, 2011 at 21:33

  8. kcjewel beat me to it! Yes, Canterbury Bells (possibly Campanula persicifolia Grandiflora ‘Alba’) or White Bell Flower as they are commonly called. There are several varieties of camapnula (both annual and perennial) so flower images that you see online can vary from what you have depending upon the actual variety.

    Enjoy your surprise! πŸ™‚

    30. May, 2011 at 08:09

  9. They are beautiful. What a lucky lady you are you are πŸ™‚

    30. May, 2011 at 18:43

  10. dalia

    awww, how sweet! I love white flowers!

    1. June, 2011 at 20:26

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