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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Reliable white Columbines

What a cold, wet spring we are having in Southern Oregon, but at least I can always rely on my Columbines to bloom bright and early. They are so pretty and delicate and they come back year after year, even after the hellacious 4 degree weather we had this winter.

It's raining out there again today, and it's a bit cool, so the few flowers I have so far really perk me up. Love the white and how it pops against all the beautiful greens!

The foliage is bright emerald green and all "shamrocky" as the kids call it. They are surprisingly tough perennials.

And somehow, tho I only planted white flowering plants, I've ended up with a few very pretty lavender bloomers. I am so ready for the weather to warm up so my other flowers will bloom, but for now my Columbines are just lovely. Enjoy!


  1. oh wow. i planted some last year, and they're a little bit spindly, with only 4 or 5 blooms each. yours are so full and beautiful. and what a nice surprise to get the lavender blooms! ~ana

  2. They are lovely. They are large and lush, as flowers seem to grow out your way. I have mixed results with columbine. 'course it gets to 20 below or so here in NH the winter.

  3. Your columbines are lovely...we have truly cold weather in Minnesota but the columbines I planted two years ago seem to be doing well.

  4. Your white columbines are gorgeous! I have never seen all white ones! I have two different shades of pink columbines, and they always make me think of ballerina's tu-tus!

  5. Beautiful plants and beautiful pictures! I live in the city, otherwise I'd have a garden full of flowers that I could snip off and enjoy throughout my home :)

  6. I love all the columbine especially because it is one of the first things to bloom for me. I don't have a white one, but think I'd like to get one. They are so easy to reseed.

    Thanks for sharing andwish for sun.


  7. Your columbines are divine! I'd love to see these in my garden!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. J'adore those Columbine flowers!!!

  9. Now these are beautiful flowers! Thanks for coming and visiting me at my blog today and thanks for the advice on my flower flop!!!

  10. Ann, thanks for your sweet comment about my lonely box. And the flowers are beautiful! It's already very hot here in the South, so our plants are profuse now. Blessings, Gloria

  11. a garden i can only hope to one day be on par with. love how lush it looks.

    thanks so much for your comment on my painted planter--my sentiments exactly. i thought it was designer looking, maybe adler-esque, and would cost a pretty penny! glad you thought along those same lines, and thanks for stopping by the cape on the corner!

  12. Your flowers are lovely. We've had a really wet year so far on the east coast, as well.

    Thanks for joining the fun at the cottage party.

    Be sure to stop by and join in on the fun weekly at:



    Both parties are going on right now, and Ask the Yankee, will be starting June 7th.

    Hope to see ya there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  13. I am featuring your 3-D hot glue glass vase at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button. You should also link up your other glass vase with the textured paper on it! That one rocks too!

  14. I also love the way the white pops against the green! Hoping you see the sun today! Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Everything is so fresh and pretty. I love the man face...super cute!

    This would make a lovely addition to my garden party! Stop over if you get a chance!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  16. Just wanted to say I loved the necklace I bought/

  17. Those are beautiful. Do you think they would do well in the South? I absolutely LOVE them!

    Thanks for visiting my groovy blog for the garden party!

  18. beautiful flowers, the whites are so pretty & refreshing!

  19. Ps. I just had to tell you that one of the things I like about your necklace design too, is that I can remove the ribbons if I want to and use a chain in the little round chain links you have--this is fun to change it up a bit!

  20. Oh my goodness, your garden & your gorgeous Columbines are to die for! Actually, I think all your rainy weather there in Southern Oregon helps to make beautiful plants, gardens, and flowers like yours. I'm soooo envious. We have such high temps here, flowers die off around the end of June. I'll gladly send you lots of sunshine and WARM temps from the MS Gulf Coast.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm off to read more of yours. I LOVE your philosophy, "making the best of things". Words we all need to live by. You will inspire me daily, as I, continually need to make the best of things!
    Lamp Tramp

  21. pure loveliness! have a great weekend...verbena cottage

  22. I, too, love columbines and how they come back without me doing much. But I haven't seen pure white ones, either- those are lovely. Thanks for linking to the Tuesday Garden Party!


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