Monday, January 03, 2011

Columbines



Columbine
Aquilegia
(a-kwi-LEE-jee-uh)

Columbine flowers are always nice to have. I just wish the breeders would come up with some true perennial strains. Replacing them or depending on the seedlings can be a chore and often the seedlings don’t end up where you want them. This first flower is more of the traditional type with large flowers, big spurs and muted colors. The second shot is like the newer types with compact flowers and brighter colors. I am not sure whether or not that is a different species or just a new variety. There seems to be a few new ones every year.

5 comments:

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures.

Happy New Year to you!

Art of RetroCollage said...

Those multicolor flowers are particularly beautiful.

Talibra said...

Piękne!
Po mojemu 'orliki' :)

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EG Wow said...

I love ALL columbines! I just wish the icky worms that chew their leaves didn't like them too. :)