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Friday Favorite: Found Flowers

July 7th, 2017

I spotted this little columbine blooming in the back border, behind a few other things. It’s quite a looker, with it’s double flowers. It may be Aquilegia ‘Barlow Bordeaux’, I’m not positive since I didn’t plant it.

My other columbines are all singles. There’s a a deep purple one blooming by the back door that I brought from Ohio and a very light pink that I found growing under the porch. I’ll be saving seeds from all three varieties to see what I get.

Do you grow any columbine?

5 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Found Flowers”
  1. Lee on July 7, 2017 at 8:16 am

    We have very little sun so only one small patch on the patio that I enjoy every year.

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  2. bonnie knox on July 7, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I don’t grow any here now… …maybe someday.
    I agree that your burgundy columbine is quite a looker.

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  3. k on July 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I have lots of columbines. Most of them are accidentals, pollinated by the bees or hummys. I did plant a Nora Barlow years ago and now a lot of my others are double or partly double. I planted a yellow one last year and it came back this year. I also have some of the little red wild ones. Love them!

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  4. Jodiana on July 8, 2017 at 8:29 am

    That sure is beautiful! I use to have a few different columbine growing here. It seems the only one to survive is a single bloom pale purple. That has spread all over!

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  5. Ilene on July 11, 2017 at 7:18 am

    What you call “Found Flowers”, I call “Gifts From Birds”. Heh. It’s such a little thing, but so joyful, to find something you didn’t plant, growing and blooming. Other than bindweed and puncture vine, that is.

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