Originally Posted by kluchetta
Yep, we have some columbine in the back yard.
But where I'm FROM, they only grow on the prairie (Indian Paintbrush; Wyoming's state flower), and you can't pick them or dig them up, so you can't get them to your back yard.
No Columbine here, but it's a townhome so we don't actually have any say on the landscaping. Fine by me - that means I don't have to mow either!
We did have Columbine on the side of Mom's house, by the tiger lilies.
I always thought they are beautiful flowers - so delicate.
Kim, I LOVE Indian Paintbrush! I didn't know you couldn't pick them or dig them up in Wyoming. I don't think we ever did (we went up there a lot when my sister and I were kids), but I still didn't know that.
I know we had some in the open space behind our subdivision in Ft. Collins. I took this picture of Indian Paintbrush (I'm pretty sure that's what they are...) up by Bailey, at over 8,000 ft in elevation. Because it's so high and so cool up there, they are very low to the ground and hearty plants.