Weekend Plantidote 2012-05-26
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There are approximately 70 species of columbines. Bees (see 4th image below if you don't believe me), butterflies and hummers adore it. If you're interested in columbines from a scientific point of view of evolution and pollination of the plant click here.
Columbines are associated with Freya, Norse goddess of love and fertility. I can attest to the fact they are incredibly fecund! My garden started with 3 plants, now it's overrun with them. I hate to perform genocide in the garden, but they have become beasts. It's my own fault. I wanted to spread the plant to the shady areas of the garden where the plants have to compete with the Douglas fir roots. It's easier to just seed the area instead of transplanting. As usual the seeds spill out and germinate in unwanted areas! More views click the image for the larger view.
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