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3 additional Aquilegia, 100 -118 kb..separate pix

Postby Lizcordysmum » Jan 21, 2009 5:10 pm

Many grow in the wild here, like this white one...in pale pinks, mauves, as well. However, two of these are "tame"...purchased as plants, not seeds.
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Re: 3 additional Aquilegia, 100 -118 kb..separate pix

Postby Eeyore » Jan 21, 2009 6:17 pm

My oh my! They are so pretty! I started some from seed Kat gave me. They were a nice size last fall so hopefully I'll get beautiful blooms this year.
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Postby butterfly » Jan 21, 2009 9:47 pm

One of my fav plants Liz
I love the white one
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Re: 3 additional Aquilegia, 100 -118 kb..separate pix

Postby Lizcordysmum » Jan 21, 2009 10:22 pm

Eeyore, in Vanderhoof, I had many seed catalogues...I ordered and planted many Aquilegias. I was SO proud.

And then the wild ones appeared, far more plentifully...here, there, everywhere. I felt considerably nonplussed!

Here, fortunately, the wildlings appeared so I simply bought the plants I liked and transplanted. The wild things seem to nacker the poor tame ones, lost a lovely yellow double Scotch Bonnet...that is the white one, you like, BF. And it's mostly single now.

Same thing happens with my Foxgloves, so I will be posting another separate unit to hold all of these. Dial uppers can venture in, at their own risk!

And then, pls Dawg, there WILL be Bruggies, and Dats, GALORE!
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Re: 3 additional Aquilegia, 100 -118 kb..separate pix

Postby CG admin » Jan 21, 2009 10:47 pm

These are beautiful! Do you think I could grow them in Ontario?
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Postby kelly_m » Jan 21, 2009 10:55 pm

Hi Tara..the common name is Columbine and they are quite hardy in Ontario. They are easy to grow and are nice self seeders too! They do best in partial sun.

Liz does have some nice ones doesn't she????

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Postby Blossom » Jan 21, 2009 10:58 pm

Tara- definetely can grow in Ontario. Once they get started they self-seed everywhere. I love the last pix Liz posted. I started these from seeds years ago, and they come back every year. Love them. . . nice pix Liz.
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Postby butterfly » Jan 22, 2009 9:52 pm

I bought a beautiful double yellow one 3 years ago. I never saw yellow before in this plant

I planted it so proudly and the kid I hired to mow the lawns couldn't keep his feet out of the beds and tramped it flat within 2 hours.

it did not live sigh!! I babied it so much hoping
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Postby Blossom » Jan 23, 2009 9:30 am

Butterfly - I have one yellow one too. Had never seen one before. About 3 years ago we had a little cottontail visiting, and wouldn't you know it he nibbled that plant down to nothing. It took 2 years before it came back into flower again. Leaves must be tender on that one.
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Postby CG admin » Jan 23, 2009 10:15 am

Will definitely be adding these to my plant list!
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