COLUMBINE – IT CAME BACK! – Marilyn Armstrong

Columbine – FOTD – June 2, 2019

I thought the Columbine had bloomed and died in a week. I was wrong. Apparently, that was merely the leading edge of a whole lot more Columbine.

One of the odd outcomes of the recent windy weather we’ve had because, as we all know, climate change is propaganda created by the Chinese, is that flowers are showing up in places they were never planted. Half of our garden is now on the other side of the driveway. Not roses or other things that have shoots but flowers with seeds which could be blown a distance.

That’s how we found Narcissus over there — which is still puzzling since no narcissus has grown in the regular garden in years, so those seeds were either dropped by a bird or blown from who knows where. Now there’s a lot of Columbine there, too. There has been so much wind and so often, I have no idea what’s going to show up next.

Meanwhile, there’s Columbine all over the garden, at least twice as much as I’ve seen there before.

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19 replies

  1. They’re so pretty Marilyn. Ours are just beginning to bud. I’m finding a lot of plants where I never put them.


  2. Looks good. Its interesting how often the “volunteer” plants do well in the sites they choose for themselves. Smarter than we gardeners. Enjoy!


    • I’m still bemused at the arrival of Narcissus where we didn’t have any in the garden for years. That must have been bird carryings. Meanwhile, bless the Columbine because it is lovely and hardy — and I’m wondering if it originated as a wildflower?

      Answer to my question: Yes, it IS a wildflower. Grows everywhere in North America and in higher altitudes in Europe. Loves woodlands, meadows and partial shade — and is considered a type of (are you ready?) buttercup.


  3. What a beautiful, surprising gift the birds and winds are handing you. Isn’t that just brilliant`? All I get for free is thistles and dandelions, plus of course miles and miles of sticky stuff, hanging on to everything and crippling the plants….


    • We’ve now got bitterroot — and invasive plant from the south that decided north is okay, too. It’s REALLY hard to get rid of and it has actually strangled our previously strangling plants.

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      • That’s NOT a weedy or invasive plant as per search engine. Didn’t know it and found only How to Grow and Care for Advice, lovely photos – ‘my’ weeds really are sent from afar and come by wind, birds, and what-nots….


        • Here, in this country, it IS invasive. That’s the moral of moving plants from one environment to another. What is a perfectly normal plant in it’s native environment can be highly invasive in another. That’s true of plants, fish, birds, and animals. Sometimes, it’s not life-and-death critical. Swans, for example, were brought here from England in the 1600s and live comfortably with other waterfowl, but Gypsy Moth Caterpillars are massively destructive in North America because the creatures who destroyed them in Europe don’t live here. It is always bad to re-invent nature.

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  4. Beautiful!

    I’ve changed my mind… i don’t think they look like pink swans – they look more like pink peacocks! 🙂


    • They are a kind of buttercup. There are a lot of them and they grow throughout the woodlands of North America and in Europe at higher altitudes. The like partial shade, too.

      Partial shade? Welcome home!

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      • They are quite beautiful – i might have to see if i can grow some. I have some shady spots left! 🙂


        • They are non-invasive and being wildflowers (first cousin of a buttercup), not very picky about anything except too much sunshine. I don’t think heat will bother them, either They come in a wild variety of colors too. If you can’t find them locally you can probably order seeds from a seed house

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          • The colour range is amazing! I’ll start checking out the garden stores for them. 🙂

            By the way…. do you tweet? I want to start a trending hashtag: #POTUS45isaLIAR

            Since one of the things God hates is a lying tongue, his latest blatant lie about not calling the Duchess of Suffolk ‘nasty’ on nationwide TV might be the thing we need to get the bible-thumpers of the Mid-West to turn against him, if we can keep on sticking the liar label to him.

            Whaddyareckon?? 🙂

            Remember – #POTUS45isaLIAR


  5. It’s strange this year. Everything seems to be growing with surprises, Your columbine is really beautiful


    • It must have really liked the rain because it sure is HEALTHY. And there’s a lot of it! The weather has been so odd, I really don’t know what to expect. But the Hosta has recovered, too. Last year, it looked almost dead, but it’s thriving this year.

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