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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Hummingbird Ready



Coral bells


Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.


  1. That Columbine is so elegant. It looks like a tiny hanging lantern, all lit up!

  2. Nice. And very exciting! Thanks for the reminder to check the migration reports. Enjoy!

  3. Beautiful blooms!
    The first Hummingbird showed up here in North Mississippi last Saturday. There's 8 or 10 here now. They should be visiting you soon!
    Lea's Menagerie

  4. Wow they are so beautiful. I love to tour your garden in person! huh if only I am nearer!

  5. By the time the hummers come here there is nothing much blooming for them...nice to see your blooms!

  6. Our columbine is beginning to bud. It won't be long here. :)

  7. Prettiness. Won't be long now.

  8. Those coral bells are amazing. I've never seen a variety with such large

  9. Hello Gail girl !
    It will take a little more time for my garden to be "ready" but it is starting to come alive again .. slowly but surely : )
    Your more than ready here !
    I love that columbine and have it too !
    Joy : )

  10. Columbines are so delightful ... I didn't know hummingbirds visited them but it makes sense.

  11. I love the shape of the columbine but the heuchera get top billing for the color. So cool. Spring is here!

  12. Very pretty. Do you know what kind of columbine that is? I have had a Winky series in my garden for a couple of years now and added both the vulgaris and canadensis species varieties just over the past couple of weeks. Looks like the flowers will be much smaller on the species ones... Haven't seen any hummers yet at the Winkys. Maybe the species ones attract them better? I have some Coral Honeysuckle nearby too, so I'm really hoping that draws the hummers in~!

    1. A canadensis is what I grow...I love that it gets tall and can make a nice statement when it seeds about, little ones get lost here.

  13. Lovely! My columbines are in bud as well, but my Heucheras are doing jack diddly. They tend to be rather short-lived here; perhaps it's time to find some new ones. This time of year is divine--every time I turn around, there is something new to behold. Enjoy!


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