With gillyflowers: Bring coronation, and sops in wine,
Worn of paramours. Strew me the ground with daffadowndillies,
And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies.
The Shepherd's Calendar
These are the columbines that are growing in a big pot on our back deck.
Last summer, my friend MaryFran bought them for me, and they were just in a small pot and they didn't flower at all, but for two blooms. I kind of thought it was just going to die, but I left it in the pot over the winter and this spring it has EXPLODED in blooms and quadrupled in size.
I love it.