Monday, April 28, 2008


See the tiny aphids?

I couldn't get columbines to grow in my garden for years. I don't know how many packets of seeds I bought and sowed. Finally, two years ago, I grabbed a couple of dead flowers off my neighbor's columbines and just shook them over the garden, distributing the tiny seeds willy-nilly. Those are the giant columbine shrubs that I have now.

Deadheading this plant last year, I got distracted, and snipped part of my ring finger off. It's nice when you have a history with your garden.