Columbines

small Columbine

Ginny and Pip are visiting a beautiful plant in the front garden…

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Spurs

…a long-spurred Columbine!

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Crack

This Columbine is trying to grow in a crack in the back patio along with a Canterbury Bell plant…

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Windowsill

…and this one is growing in our windowsill garden!

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climb

Pip and Ginny are the only dollies tiny and light enough to climb up these plants…

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No Spurs

…they can get close enough to see the unfurling flower up close.

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volunteer in the Rhodo

They seem to self-seed all over the garden, including this one in the shade of the Rhododendron…

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Volunteer in the lilac

…and this one winding through the lilac…

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in the lilac

The lilac branches are a little sturdier, and a lovely shady perch in which rest after their exertions.

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14 thoughts on “Columbines

  1. our aquilegia are just blooming too, and I’m in the midst of a secret commission that requires me to make a bloom in silver, so I’ve been trying out different designs and techniques – whilst I did the ironing in the garden yesterday I spotted one of the aquilegia in the bunny pen, and thought that was the next one to try. Great photos you’ve taken, thank you – saved me having to!!!! (and now I think it might be a tad too hard)

    • Thanks very much – I think it would be tricky to do an Aquilegia flower in silver! I once had some Fuchsia earrings I wish I could put my hands on them to photograph them for you!

  2. What a delightful excursion the two tinies have been on! They took me on a much needed stroll. Hugs and kisses for that…and the visit to your garden!

  3. Your little cuties have surely highlighted those stately columbines so nicely. You’re right about them spreading. The ones in our yard have definitely been spreading over the years.

    • We are always so happy to see them popping up here and there – and wonder at their ability to survive in a crack in the concrete! The teeny tinies haven’t been out much lately but the bigger girls were just too big for the job this time!

  4. how lovely to have them reseeding….I plant them and they last a couple of years and then…dissapear! perhaps I need a couple of tiny helpers to assist in seed spreading! Lovely photos!! Beautiful flowers and cute littles!

  5. Ginny and Pip are just he right size to explore a world so different from other woodens.
    Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.

    • I am glad my camera was in the mood for macro shots that day – though the wind was being a bit uncooperative, the littles just laughed when they fell out of the Columbines!

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