A Practical Wedding We're on the verge of spring, and yet the icy fingers of winter are still clinging. I'm dreaming of sunlight, fresh air, and birdsong, but until the coldness abates, I will have to tide myself over with artificial blooms. Here are seve
Aquilegia vulgaris (European columbine): species of columbine native to Europe. perennial growing to 1.2 m tall, flowers in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, appear in early Summer, "Though perennial, cultivars may be short-lived and thus best treated as biennials. Spent flower-heads should be removed to prevent the plant going to seed. Cultivars include the Barlow series (Nora Barlow, Black Barlow, Rose Barlow, Christa Barlow), Pretty Bonnets. Seeds may be sold as mixtures"