Thursday, April 21, 2011

A is for Aquilegia

I'm joining Jenny over at Jenny Matlock for this week's round of AlphabeThursday .  If you haven't joined  before, come on over! It's lots of fun, and your timing is just right because we're starting over with the letter A!  This week my A is for Aquilegia, also known as Columbine.  This particular plant has some special meaning for me... It came from my grandmother, who got the seed originally from HER mother's flower garden.  It's not as big, bright and showy as some other varieties, but this little buttery yellow is my favorite, just because it was Gran's.  I'm also joining in over at Mellow Yellow Monday, just for fun.



  1. I love the color. It's the shade of yellow i like best.


  2. I love how delicate and feminine it is...

    lovely pic and lovely story..

  3. Such a sweet little flower! Does it have a fragrance?

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  4. it's quite a beauty. I love the yellow hue very much.

    thanks for your visit.

  5. A lovely bloom with a wonderful story!

  6. This such a cheerful color, isn't it? I love flowers!!!

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  7. How nice to have a plant that was passed down from generation to generation. Pretty too!

  8. this is a blissful post.
    beautiful flower,
    lovely gift from older generations.

    bless you.
    Happy Easter.

  9. Interesting, we moved in to a new home with a big garden last year, the garden is empty adn this first year I'm digging, thinking and preparing. I've planted a few things but the best is yet to come - I'm keeping my eye on you for inspiration!
    Beautiful flower

  10. I love your that all your dishes?

    And I love columbine. I haven't thought about them in years since they don't grow where I live now, but they were always a favorite in my perennial beds back East.

    Thanks for a fond memory and a lovely link.