|Colorado columbine captured |
on one of my hikes.
|Small white one blooming in the same|
area where the Blue Max are seeded.
My good friend, MAM Sprout, shared seeds last year. Some went to the Shirley Meniece Conference Seed Share and some stayed home for our group. In the late winter, I sowed directly outside in a small shaded, semi moist area lining my front walk. Her variety is one called 'Blue Max'. She bought a plant many years ago from Andre Viette; it is no longer listed by them and I cannot find any information on Blue Max so I feel both of us are going a good job in saving this lovely plant.
|Here is Blue Max in MAM Sprouts yard.|
Smaller, deep blue late blooming variety
|Small columbine seedlings in center|
of photo under a Sargent crabapple.
Astilbe in foreground and bletilla
blooming between the astilbe and
the new columbine.
The plants started appearing in April. It is now June 8 and I have a large area under a small crabapple tree with lots and lots of growing plants. I should probably thin but am just going to let them grow for a while longer before deciding what to do. I am just so pleased to have them in my garden!
|A few tiny sprouts appearing in April.|
|May 25 and look how |
they have grown.
September 30, 2015
The plans have done well this summer. They survived the August & September dry spells. I watered only 2-3 times. Late September rains have helped. They are strong and healthy. I look forward to bloom the second year - next spring! If any of you received seeds at the 2015 Shirley Meniece Conference in Seattle please do post your comments on our blog!
|Sept. 30, 2015. Lots of healthy plants hopefully will bloom next spring.|
I really haven't updated this post since fall of 2015. One is blooming in my back yard from seeds I just threw into the yard two years ago. It is pretty and very happy in a semi-shaded location on my back hillside. Success and I know there will be more plants next year!
|Blue Max blooming Spring 2016.|