Have you ever been shopping and seen something that just struck your fancy and you just knew you had to have it. That does not happen to me very often as I tend to go shopping only when I need something specific. I am not the browser type of person. When I go to the store it is to get something I need.
Last Saturday while finishing a pond reconstruction project, I had to go to a large garden center near the job site and pick up a couple connections for the water fall. I had never been in this garden center before but made my way to the pond area and picked up what I needed. As I was standing in the checkout line I noticed several people that had plants in their baskets with beautiful butter colored flowers on them. I took a closer look and realized they were Columbines. The flowers were just stunning.
I thought about those flowers all weekend. A very odd thing for me so on the way home from work yesterday I stopped back at the garden center and went to check them out. I of course ended walking out with two of them.
Columbine Origami Yellow
What a great addition to the garden. Columbine Origami Yellow is a perennial flower that blooms in late spring. It is a prolific bloomer and hummingbirds love it. It likes full sun to partial shade and grows well in moderate soil with a height of 16″. It will continue to bloom for a long period if the spent blooms are removed.
I am really glad that I went back and bought it as there is just something about those butter colored flowers that make it hard not to look. It will be in a prominent place in my garden bed.