I’m loving the masses of color overflowing from the raised bed near the chicken mansion. The red avens or Geum chiloense ‘Mrs. Bradshaw’ offer bright and cheerful blooms. I started these easy perennials last year from one seed packet. On the right, columbine or Aquilegia  vulgaris ‘Black Barlow’ grow even more stately. Filling out the bed are the Rainier cherry tree, artichoke plants, a ‘Claire Austin’ English rose, and a few dahlias just beginning to shoot up. The geum and columbine are certainly the spring stars and are also scattered in other perennial beds. Both make great additions to bouquets.






4 thoughts on “Overflow

  1. These are beautiful! I love geum, but have yet to plant any. There is an apricot one that I covet(!). I grow ‘Blue Barlow’ and ‘Nora Barlow’ – the ‘Black Barlow’ is very tempting!


    • Thanks! How great that you grow the barlows, Eliza! One can never have too many columbine. Yes, I’ve also admired the peachy tones in geum.

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