Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mother's Columbine

There are still two plants of this wonderful "flowers of home" Columbine. Mother started them from seed at Tumwater. It was during this time that she dreamed of having lilies, which were much too expensive for her tight run budget. She started those from seed as well.
Anyway, I smile each time I see this pink come into bloom and marvel at it's endurance. Most of all, though, I love the sweet remembrance of the hands that planted the seed.


Ann said...

I am on a hunt for seeds for next year. Remember how Mother had the Columbine plants tucked "safely" against the west side of the Penrose house? Somehow they managed to survive the harsh Wyoming winters and their spring flowers were so fun. What a sweet memory for your house in the woods.

Elizabeth said...

Judy could extort a fair amount of favors from her two seesters who also love the columbine plants.