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Magpie’s New Home

When I moved, I brought a bunch of my favorite plants with me from the old garden. My Black Columbine (aka Magpie- Aquilegia vulgaris) is growing happily in it’s new flower bed.

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Tomato Plants…. and Magpies

Grown with lots of Organic Love…..
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Top left~ Tommy Toe cherry, Top right ~ Martino’s Roma
Bottom center~ Tiny Tim cherry

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…..oh, and here’s an update on ‘Grannie’s Magpie’

It’s covered in blooms!
(all hanging down in typical wild columbine fashion)

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Happy Surprise

This morning, I went outside to check if my columbines had bloomed yet so I could get a picture. 
What I thought was my pink and white Grandma’s bonnet, which was what I had planted in that spot two years previous, was this….

Apparently my Magpie, a black and white columbine, has cross pollinated with Granny here and this is the happy result.  Sadly though, my grandma’s bonnet is nowhere to be found. I will have to start another one soon. 
I wonder though, if I saved the seeds from this new cross, if it would come back true or revert back to the Magpie, like most hybrids do…. Hmmm. 
I’ll let ya’ll know next year!

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