Why can’t I grow this?


I have all kinds of flowers in my yard including several varieties of Columbines, but this is the prettiest of them all. Unfortunately this is not in my yard, it’s about 1/4 mile away up a hill growing in the midst of rocks and gravel. What’s more frustrating is that there is a 3 square yard area covered with them.

Several years ago, I transplanted one to my yard, but I guess the environment was too rich for it and it never came back. I’m going to try again, but I’m not going to treat it to any of my rich compost, oh no! It will be neglect and it will be banished to the rocky outcrop in the year. Then maybe it will be happy and stay. Only time will tell.

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