Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sex & the Single Columbine

How many Columbines does it take to fill a garden?

That's a trick question...

You can never have too many Columbines gracing the garden. Hummingbirds & Butterflies love 'em almost as much as I do.

Every year they reinvent themselves by hybridizing and creating new colors.

It goes something like this:
Purple meets Yellow.
Yellow thinks Purple is kind of cute.

They go out on a date or two. Things are working out pretty well. And, bada bing, bada boom...

Okay, maybe not quite like that. But you get the picture. Generally Hummingbirds play the role of Cupid because they're about the only ones with long enough beaks to reach into the spurs of these breathtaking flowers.

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