Another Darling Baby

My other “Darling of Spring” is a tiny Columbine, ‘Little Lanterns’ Aquilegia canadensis.

It is always the first Columbine to bloom.

I have it right by the path into our house because it is less than 10 inches tall.

It will not be overlooked, however, because if its “fire engine red” blooms.

I have many varieties of Columbine that I will share later,

but this one is my most precious.

‘Little Lanterns’ Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis

I have one more itty-bitty plant to share, but you will have to wait several weeks for it.

Every day is an art show in April.

I hope you are out and about. It’s a beautiful world.

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Little Lanterns

Columbines come in many sizes and colors.

My largest have purple blooms.  My most numerous have pink blooms.

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The white bloomers stand out in shade.

My favorite is named Little Lanterns/ Aquilegia canadensis.

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It usually resides in a hypertufa trough.

I put it in the ground over the winter to avoid freezing.

The pencil shows just how tiny it is.

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The blooms look like tiny glowing lanterns.

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I will be moving it back into a trough.

I had to lie down flat on my belly to get these photos.

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Dirty again. I must remember to clean off the pencil before putting it back behind my ear.

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