Welcome to Part Two of my visit to Sequoia Gardens!
There are so many different flowers in so many colors, it was hard to pick what I wanted to focus on this week. Mama suggested we look at one of her favorite flowers...
The Columbine flower!
I came up with a bunch of fun facts to read while you look at this weeks flowers, so let's get to it!
Did you know that the name Columbine comes from the latin word, columba. Columba means Dove-like!
Well, Columbines are certainly soft and delicate like a dove!
The Columbine flower is the state flower of Colorado!
We totally believe it because
we have seen beautimous wild Colorado Columbines over at our pals Shyla and R's blog, Romping and Rolling in the Rockies!
Columbine flowers also represent anxious excitement and seduction...
Hmmmmmm, maybe I should send Mabel some Columbine flowers ;-)!
The Columbine flower is also edible and is said to have a sweet taste.
I think I'll stick to greenies and peanutty butter cookies tho...
The Native Americans have used Columbine as medicine to help relieve heart problems and
The Columbine is a wonderful flower for Hummingbirds! Their long tongues can reach in to the long tube to reach the Columbine's nectar. The Hummingbirds then help the flower by pollinating!
Mostly, Mama loves Columbine flowers because they are so very colorful!!!
I hope you enjoyed the Columbines today, and the fun facts we found!
Rosy will return next week with her first peek at this years Dahlias!!
Have a awesome and colorful weekend!!
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