Wednesday, 20 January 2010

ABC Wednesday - Round 6 - A

Aquilegia

I used to grow these pretty flowers, also known as Columbines and sometimes here in the UK as Granny's Bonnets. Apparently members of the Buttercup family.





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19 comments:

Clara said...

They do look like little bonnets. I've never seen this flower before. They're very cute.

Cezar and Léia said...

HEllo sweet Anne!
I love flowers and in these cold days here I'm waiting for some colours!
Thanks for so beautiful post!
Hugs
Léia

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photo and great choice of word for ABC Wed.

On behalf of the ABC Wed. Team.

Deb said...

so pretty...

Maggie May said...

I do love aquilegias ..... they keep you guessing what colour they will spring up as. They cross pollinate so quickly and my lovely blues are now pink or white!

Lovely *A* to tart the round off again.

Nuts in May

Maria said...

Nice choice for A, these are my favourite flowers. Just beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.

sunnymama said...

Very pretty flowers! :)

Wanda said...

What a unique flower. A good way to start the new round!

joo said...

I love them - they are called 'orlik' in Polish and I always have them in my wee garden:)
Hugs

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the flowers. And unfortunately, Columbine now has a negative connotation.

I'm now part of the ABC Wednesday Team; thank you for participating!

Winifred said...

I do like these.

Thanks for reminding me, I used to grow them too. Mine were deep pink and cream.

Mara said...

I've no memory for flowers at all. It took me nearly three years before I finally remembered mombresias!

These look very pretty though.

Gordon said...

I love the colour and shape of these aquilegias; very pretty.

Mary said...

How pretty and cheerful!

Tumblewords: said...

I've always called them Columbines and hadn't a clue as to the proper name - they are beautiful!

Monika said...

what lovely flowers :)

Jay said...

Oh, how pretty! Aquilegias!

My mother loved them and grew a lot of the blue and light purple varieties. And then when we moved in here, they had planted a mixture of colours including a really dark one that looked almost black. I root them up now because they're very poisonous and occasionally we have a dog who chews on foliage.

Quite tough, aren't they, despite the fragile appearance!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the color of the columbine, beautiful photos.

Sheila said...

I was beginning to think I was the only person who still called them Granny's Bonnets. All of them are so pretty and they have such pretty names.

Thanks for your visit yesterday.