Red Columbine

I just love the columbine in the flower beds. I planted them from seed last year, and this year they are blooming their little hearts out.

And the best part of all is that they are wind resistant. Other flowers would be shredded in the 30 mile per hour wind we’ve been getting lately, but the columbine just bobs along on the breeze like they’re having all kinds of fun, and then when the wind stops they go back to hanging there, looking perfect like nothing happened.

My daffodils were broken and shredded in the wind when they bloomed several weeks ago, and now the irises are suffering the same fate. But the columbine goes merrily along.

You see, columbine is a native plant to Kansas.

They know about the wind. They’re prepared and armed. They laugh at wind. It’s just wonderful.

I planted other native plants from seed last spring too, and I’ll show them in later posts as they bloom.


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6 Responses

  1. Teresa says:

    They are beautiful. I especially love that color. Mine from seed are still struggling to do well. I’ve had better luck from the ones I purchased.

    • Suzanne says:

      I started mine from seen last spring, and planted them out in the garden in May. They just sat there and didn’t do much last year. But this spring they are going to town. What fun!

  2. An all time favorite! Glorious color in these.

  3. Glenda Perry says:

    Lovely little delicate things!
    Right after your statement, “It’s just wonderful”, I could just hear the way your voice sounds when you say things like that. Additionally, you would have your hands together in a little clapping gesture and a silly smile on your face.
    Any time you can get something to beat the weather in Kansas it’s a victory!

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