COLUMBINE – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – June 20, 2019 – Columbine

While they were so busy blooming, I took pictures. I think the next time I look — tomorrow if it isn’t pouring rain — I will see the beginning of the blooming of the daylilies.

I think if there had been a bit more sunshine, they would be blooming already. I don’t know if the roses will bloom this year. We cut them all the way down and it may take them a season to grow back.

I’m sure they will grow back. They are much too stubborn to die.

Columbine along the picket fence
Closeup Columbine

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all plus a big helping of cynicism.

10 thoughts on “COLUMBINE – Marilyn Armstrong”

        1. We’ve got some stuff growing in the garden I KNOW I didn’t plant. Some of it is wild — asters and Queen Anne’s lace … but there are other flowers I haven’t yet identified. I think all the wind blew the seeds all over the place. And maybe all the birds brought some new ones to the garden.

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  1. Lovely columbines. Though they don’t last long. Mine are all seedheads now. As for your rose, you can cut them back to as little as a foot high, and they should come roaring back. I read they like bonemeal, and it’s certainly done the trick for one of my very ropey old climbing roses.


    1. We cut ours down as far as we could — maybe a foot and half except where they were so entwined with other plants we couldn’t separate them. I’m sure they will come back. You can’t keep the barbed wires down!

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