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by Bill on May 22, 2005 07:47 AM
I have twenty one Columbines (at least) growing in my gardens on Cedar Hill.
Fourteen of them are distinctly different. Some of them are named varieties, but the majority of them are hybrids that evolved here in the gardens by cross pollination and subsequent self seeding.
If possible I will identify the particular variety, otherwise you can just consider them to be Cedar Hill hybrids!

I hope that you enjoy seeing them all!

[teacher] Care and cultivation of Columbines (Aquilegia spp.)

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Aquilegia caerulea

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Aquilegia crysantha

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Aquilegia 'Fairyland'

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Aquilegia formosa

[grin]  - These are a Cedar Hill flowers!

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by weezie13 on May 22, 2005 08:28 AM
[Cool] [thumb] [flower] [Love] [Smile] [Cool]

I love that red one!!!
Very pretty!!!

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Bill on May 22, 2005 09:00 AM
The red Columbine is a native wildflower here. They joined the garden all by themselves. For that reason, I think they are my favorite! [grin]

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by tkhooper on May 22, 2005 03:01 PM
The fairyland is mighty different isn't it? So if I get one plant of say each primary and secondary color and plant them 18" apart I'm likely to have all kinds of colors and combinations after a few years? I was wondering about how long it takes a columbine to produce babys from the root. It apears that a baby is growing a couple of inches from my dark purple one but I only planted it a little while ago.
by afgreyparrot on May 22, 2005 04:17 PM
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They joined the garden all by themselves.
I just pictured that!
Columbines wandering thru the woods, lonely and hungry... [tears]
...then finding Cedar Hill! [grin]

Kinda like a fairy tale! [flower]

(I know...I need to get out more!) [Embarrassed]

cindy

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by gardenmom32210 on May 22, 2005 04:54 PM
I'm with Weezie [thumb] I LOVE the red one!

G-Mom [grin]
by Meg on May 22, 2005 05:43 PM
Yes, that red is dramatic & gorgeous!! [Love]

Meg

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by Bill on May 22, 2005 08:53 PM
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So if I get one plant of say each primary and secondary color and plant them 18" apart I'm likely to have all kinds of colors and combinations after a few years?
Yes indeed! Some of the hybrids changes may be very subtle, and other times they can be very dramatic! Its always fun when you find a seedling growing because you'll never know what to expect until it opens... [grin]

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by Bill on May 22, 2005 09:52 PM
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I was wondering about how long it takes a columbine to produce babys from the root. It apears that a baby is growing a couple of inches from my dark purple one but I only planted it a little while ago.
I believe that Columbines can only be propagated by seed. I'd guess that you just got a bonus seed in the pot that you bought and it was just slow to germinate. [dunno]

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by tkhooper on May 22, 2005 10:37 PM
How cool is that!

A freebie lol. I'm going to watch that one very carefully to see what I have.
by phoenix on May 23, 2005 09:52 PM
i need a file cabinet for all the pictures i print out of the "cedar hill flowers/plants" stacks and stacks everywhere!!!!i just can't resist they are all so beautiful!!! i show them to my flowers and plants as an insperation hopeing they will get the "hint" [Wink]

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by Bill on October 15, 2005 12:53 PM
More Cedar Hill Columbines

Some more Cedar Hill Columbines

Even more Cedar Hill Columbines

You may have already seen these other Columbine pages, but I had to correct some of the photo's links (nobody even told me they were only seeing the dreaded red X's [Roll Eyes] )
Anyway, while doing that I decided to link all 4 pages together for you and all our future visitors...

Enjoy!! [wayey]

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by tkhooper on October 15, 2005 07:35 PM
LOL @ phoenix.

If I had a printer I'd be doing the same thing. I want to get some big prints to frame and put on the wall but who can decide with this selection to choose from.

Love it Mr. Bill!

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by afgreyparrot on November 03, 2005 09:24 PM
I just can't stop looking at these.

[grin]

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