May 30, 2011

So Many Columbine....

Warning...
today is a long post!

(click photos to enlarge)

If you love Columbine you are in for a treat...

if you don't or you are on the fence about them,
you will be at least a bit smitten,
 by the end:-)


  I told you last week
the Columbines have gone crazy...

they are everywhere!


I have a big variety,
I haven't planned this...

it just happened :-)

the variety of shapes, colors and sizes mesmerizes me...


perfect bowls pointed skyward,
like dainty teacups and saucers...


flared like twirling ballgowns,
waltzing in the garden...


or cast to the skies like fairies wings,
as they flit about...


this one sideways,
if tall enough she would look you right in the eye
and say hello...


pure grace,
white with purple running through her veins...


ruffles...


PINK ruffles!!!


twins..
pink for a girl...


and blue for a boy....


delicate...



bold...




each glorious!!!

Are you as smitten as me?

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for strolling with me today :-)

33 comments:

flowersandhome said...

This is so pretty! I love Columbines, it's one of the few plants really doing well in my garden but I have far from such a wide variety you have. I really enjoyed this walk in your garden! Thanks!
Marian

Catharina said...

You do really have many different beautiful columbines.
I love them all. <3
Catharina

Bernideen said...

They are abundantly lovely!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh, I so loved seeing your many columbine! I have a white, pink and a orange that was my Mother's.

Shirley said...

Oh yes, how could one not be smitten with these beautiful flowers. I have so many too! Love them enough to keep adding more. So pretty!

Debbi said...

ohhh so pretty! I love to see the results when they cross pollinate ever year. You never know what color you will get, but always a lovely surprise!

NanaDiana said...

I have never seen so many different columbines in one garden! They are glorious..It would be hard to pick a favorite! Love them all- but that top one is gorgeous and I really love the Pink for a Girl one too...Oh..I love them all! xxoo Diana

Marilyn said...

Lovely! ♥♫

deborah said...

beautiful! they are so dainty!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Your columbines are gorgeous! I love, love, love all the colors and varieties you have. I don't have columbines in my gardens...I don't currently have a spot that would work for them, but I hope when we landscape the back yard I might be able to add them!

Sarah said...

Totally smitten! Oh, my, what a gorgeous garden, Bella. I wasn't successful with my columbines, but I'm going to try again. One called Texas Gold is supposed to be a good choice for us. ~ Sarah

Jenni@ RainyDayGardener said...

Wonderful collection! I'm inspired to get more!

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful post!
Kelly

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Bella! These are all awesome! I see columbine mostly wild along mountain streams when I'm camping. I think they just have to have the moisture. Like you've HAD! That last one reminds me of. I don't know how you ever pull yourself back inside! Nice to see what's popping up! xx

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That last one reminds me of orchids, that is...

perennialgardener said...

Your Columbines are so enchanting, can't even pick a favorite. :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Awesome, Beautiful, Stunning! Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought
http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/05/hearts.html

laurie said...

I just love Columbines,, such an old fashioned flower,, my gramma use tell stiries of them,, as little ladies,, dancing,, your photos are beautiful,, I'm your newest follower

stefanie said...

they are beautiful...love the close ups!!!!

Zinnia said...

Akleja är en så vacker blomma. I Sverige kallas den även duv- blomma. Tittar du på formen så ser du hur tätt duvorna sitter samman. Önskar dig en fortsatt underbar vecka. Zinnia

Jean said...

I love columbine and your collection is fabulous! I love the pink ruffles! Beautiful photos! Jean

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Bella! Love the pink ruffles:@)

Southerncook said...

I don't have any columbine in my garden and I particularly liked the Pink Ruffles. I'm not even sure if they will grow here (zone 8) but I am going to find out. Thank you for sharing these lovley flowers.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I haven't had Columbine for a long time because some of them can be a bit invasive but you are really, really tempting me! Your's are just fantastic! Love 'em.

Larry said...

I do love columbine Bella, but have pretty much given up on them. I have perhaps three plants remaining and almost before I can turn around I find them eaten by quarter inch green worms and so have to use a pesticide... this happens every year but never occured years ago. I've given up on them! Yours are wonderful! L

Melynda said...

They are beautiful!

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful photos!! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!

Light and Voices said...

Clap. Clapping. Still clapping. Lovely photos. See you next week.
Joyce M

pogonip said...

They're my favorite flower! You have a lovely selection of them--impossible to pick a favorite, isn't it?!

Queen of The Desert said...

Simply gorgeous!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Bella - gorgeous collection of columbine! i especially love that first one with white & violet..so pretty! Thanks for linking up at Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoxo, tracie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, yes, I am totally smitten with Columbine, and yours are just stunning!... I have quite a few, but not nearly as many as you do... I hope mine multiply too!... Love their little fairy wings!... xoxo Julie Marie

Cat & Cricket said...

Bella~ these are simply breathtaking!