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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Columbine…

So much love for the columbine flower!  This flower has such an intriguing shape to the flower. Columbine is a great filler plant for any cottage garden!  It gives color wherever you are lacking some and doesn’t take a lot of space to do so.  Seems to thrive in dry soil (at least in my garden) and self seeds freely to pop up wherever nature see’s fit.  I have found so many varieties to add to Fishtail Cottage’s garden.  From pinks, yellows, purples and whites. Some double cupped or single. Others are multi – colored.
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From pinks, yellows, purples and whites. So me double cupped or single. Others are multi – colored.
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Hummingbirds are very attracted to the Columbine flower, as are butterflies and all sorts of bees. Having the mixture of life visit the garden seems to bring a life of it’s own to admire.
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Want to share with you the side walkway of Fishtail Cottage (notice the new bunny from 2nd Saturdayz?)
walking into the back garden / walking out (click photo to enlarge):
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Linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday’s #21 (party will be post at 7pm) with this Garden Post. To see where I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…
xoxo, tracie
 

46 comments:

Lara said...

Hi Tracie :)

I LOVE your walk way & your new bunny! Great atmosphere! Colombine's are such sweet flowers!

Hugs,

Lara

Rachel Noelle said...

Very pretty!;) Hugs, Rachel

VW said...

Such a pretty setting! I have LOTS of dark violet columbines ready to pop open, they're Melba Higgins and seedlings and look very like your dark violet picture. I can't wait to see them, they're all mixed in with the peonies and iris and make such a nice filler.

Sunray Gardening said...

They are all so pretty. Forgot to get a photo today of the black one I have. Guess it's not that great as the blooms don't jump out at me, but yours look great.
Cher

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh How Beautiful Sweetie...
It looks like a walkway right out of a cottage magazine. You really nailed it. Love that bunny peeking out as well. Your stones are so lovely as well. A perfect entrance and exit.

Your columbines are absolutely exquisite. How lovely to have attracted the butterflies and hummingbirds with such beauty around them. The colors are just gorgeous. I wonder if columbines would grow here in the desert? We are so hot and dry here.

Thank you for the gorgeous share this morning. I so enjoyed my stroll through Fishtail Cottage. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

BLISS angels said...

They are called Granny's bonniets in England...I love that they self seed and you end up with lots of new colors...

Marcia said...

What an assortment of columbine. Mine are about spent and in fact I was deadheading them today so I don't have too many volunteers next year. The white one was spectacular!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The flowers look so pretty. I need to try them in our neck of the woods here at home. Thanks for sharing your photos.....Julian

Nancy said...

I love columbine. I have mine in the rock garden around the house. They love it there.

:)

Ispirato Design said...

I am so excited to have found your blog! I too love gardening and until recently I practically lived out there. Now I'm trying to find time for that as well as my new and improved design business :) Columbines and foxgloves are my favs. In this area, both are still a few weeks away from blooming. Looking forward to back reading- and of course, newest follower!

Marie said...

I just love love that pathway to your side garden. It's so inviting! The columbines are gorgeous of course.

I can't wait to show you my french enamel lavabo that I'm sharing at Cottage Flora Thursday tonight. Wait till you see the color, you'll never guess ;-)
-Marie

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Tracie,

I had many columbines even the wild one at my last home. Now, I have none, what have I been thinking. You have inspired me to seek out some for my current garden.

Eileen

Cindy said...

So pretty...so very pretty!

Bumble Lush (A Garden Blog) said...

Columbines are very pretty. I'd only seen purple ones before, but I like the other colors you posted, especially the pink ones.

Marydon said...

Tracie, your columbine are awesome! I have lots of them but just got one like your first purple one ... & am thrilled. Your red one has me blown away ... I need seeds of this one.

I posted my rhodies tonight.

Have a great eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Shirley said...

Both my husband and I love Columbine..he is always ready to plant more..I love your bunny too. I had to enlarge the photo to see him..was glad I did he's too cute for words...be happy in the garden...

Shirley said...

Just had to post again to say that the first photo is perfect and beautiful..you should enter it in a photo contest..truly...

Cindy Rose's Garden said...

stunning photography!!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

What stunning flowers I will be keeping my eye out to add some to my cottage garden, thank you for the tip.

Great walkways and cute bunny.
Blessings Kelsie

Kathy said...

I love Columbine! They remind me of little fairies dancing above the plants!
Thanks for hosting this fun party!
Kathy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a lovely place to live and garden. I enjoyed your Columbine!

Ann said...

Your pathway looks like a dream!! Love all of the flowers, the columbine are lovely.

One said...

I would really love to have that pathway. It's gorgeous.

Henrietta said...

What a great light in a first shot , really beautiful. I envy you for having so many different and beautiful Colombine's:)

Darla said...

I should try columbine again. You have a very impressive collection. Love your walk way!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Beautiful columbines, and your path is just wonderful!

HolleyGarden said...

I love columbines, and have just this year learned they will grow here. They're on my short list to get next spring.

Becca's Dirt said...

I love your collection of columbine. It is on my list of must haves.

Olive Cooper said...

What a beautiful plant and your walkway is too. I wonder how columbine grows in the deep South? Thanks for hosting. ♥O

Melynda said...

Wow, so pretty, and I love the walkway. Thanks for hosting, I always see such nice gardens from this hop.

Susan said...

How beautiful!! Love this...

saltbox treasures said...

Love your Columbines, Tracie! I just took pics of ours too. They are so beautiful.
~ Julie

Katie said...

Beautiful photos.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I found the bunny! Your walkway is so pretty. And the columbine photos are, too. Pretty post, Tracie!

edenhills said...

My columbine is blooming now too. Very pretty flowers, and your pictures are just amazing!

Teresa

Buttons said...

They are beautiful flowers I did not know there was so many different kinds and colours. B

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful blooms, I especially like your first photos with the purple flowers against the blue sky.

A Rosy Note said...

Very pretty! I love the pink and red columbine AND your wonderful garden path! Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday :)

~tricia

Lou Belcher said...

Nice capture of the flowers. I'm not familiar with Columbine. Lovely.

Lou

Barb said...

I love columbine and you have captured them beautifully! I love the first shot especially!

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for sharing your photo with us at YSB, Tracie. I truly appreciate it!

garden girl said...

I love columbines too. You've got a very nice collection of them! Love the cottage style of your home and gardens!

Erika B said...

Too many gorgeous shots! Impossible to chose a favourite.

Erika B

pogonip said...

Such lovely flowers! Our spring is so late this year that mine are just now starting to show a hint of buds. I can't wait for them to bloom!

Queen of The Desert said...

I just couldn't get my eyes off all the photos, they are amazing.

Ewa said...

beautiful shots!