Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Whimsy on parade; my fairy in the shade

Columbine is whimsy on parade. It is a selfless perennial with deep colors , often with sepals and petals in contrasting colors. The nectar bearing spurs attract hummingbirds, giving it a perfect purpose in life.

I have three or four patches of it in the garden; a patch underneath the tea tree, a patch underneath the small plum tree and a mixing of plants in the garden box in front of the greenhouse. Wherever I can find dappled filtered shade, I scoop of the fledgling seedlings and transplant them. I harvest the seeds and scattered them where I wish. I think I have control over columbine. Ha! Keep me laughing columbine, the hummingbirds enjoy your jokes too.


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