Friday, May 15, 2009

Photo Friday: I Don't Know What It Is, But I Know I Like It

These beauties came up in one of our planting beds. They are in a strange spot, all squeezed in between a clump of ornamental grass and the driveway. I might be tempted to think that these are some kind of volunteer wildflower or weed had I not seen them in someone else's planting bed amidst other purposely planted flowers. And this someone else's planting bed is one I have long admired. It's filled with my favorite--irises--but there are also 2 or 3 of these in there. The way these people grow irises (they are varied, plentiful and beautiful) leads me to believe that they wouldn't allow just any old thing to grow in those beds.

So here's the thing--I'd like to move this plant to a better location, but I need some particulars, like where it will do best, when to transplant it, and the like. But even if you have no idea about those things and you do know the name of the plant, I'd really like to know what it is. Please, please, and pretty please would you email me and tell me what you know? I'll definitely raise a glass of wine to you tonight. And you never know, I might even name the plant after you! Wouldn't you like to have a little namesake living in my yard? Then you could die happy knowing that your name was carried on.

You could consider yourself a humanitarian--or a plantatarian(I'm certain that's a word. And if it isn't, it should be...) because you had helped us out by giving us at least one plant that is supposed to be growing in our yard. Our neighbors would probably call you a hero!

Do you know what this is? Will you end my suspense and tell me? Please? Thanks. You're pretty!
**Edited to add: Oh you are all so pretty! Several readers responded, so I now know the common name: columbine. I offered to name this plant after someone who could tell me what it was. So far this plant has a very long name. It is my Marla, Karen, Becky, Lori plant. Maybe we'll have to come up with a "Brangelina" or "Bennifer" type name. You are all so smart, maybe you can come up with a derivative. As it stands, I'll be toasting to y'all tonight while I look at my pretty columbine. Thanks!
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