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Re: weather - columbines

Melody, The flowers of columbines are of 3 natural kinds (I think).
Spurred, spurless, and granny's bonnet.  Besides that, selection of natural
oddities and tinkering by hybridists has yielded doubles of all sorts.  The
best way to describe the differences is to look at photos.  Here are some:

Typical spurred columbine:

Granny's Bonnet:



There's a lot ov variety in Columbines.  A fairly recent issue of TAG had a
marvelous article on them and I think Marge has an article on them, too.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 4:30 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather - columbines

> Auralie and Kitty: As I am fairly new to the world of columbines, could
> you explain this language: spurred, granny's bonnets, no spurs, doubles,
> etc. TIA.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Thu 05/13, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 18:40:52 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather - columbines
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