Akelei

by Heike April. 11, 2017 2195 views

When I visited a garden show last spring, I was fascinated by the beauty of one flower, I've never noticed before.  When I asked the seller for it's name, she told me : Akelei. (English: columbine or aquilegia).

I didn't bought one that day, because the balconies of the house I'm living in, got renovated, so I had no chance to plant anything on it for some month.

This year I bought some seeds and now they are growing (very very slowly) in a propagator on a window sill. I hoped (or dreamed) , I could already see some blossoms this year, but recently I read in the web, they need one year growing, before they form flowers...Hard to know for an impatient person like me. :)

Last weekend there was again a garden show nearby, where I searched for some Akelei. There was only one seller who had some - still very small, but they already had some blossoms. So I bought 2 blue (violet) ones and one in pink and planted them the same day in a flower tub on my balcony. And - of course, I made some photos.

Hopefully my own culture of plants will survive and grow, so that I have next year lots of this blooming beauties on my balcony. :)


Pink and blue together

Sprinkled with water

Inside view

Pop art colors

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Laurence D 2 years, 10 months ago

Belles couleurs et lumière !

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Heike Replied to Laurence D 2 years, 8 months ago

Merci beaucoup !

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 10 months ago

Love the compositions, colors & tight focus! Such a beautiful & cheerful series!

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks so much Jay ! I'm really curious, how my home-grown will look next year.

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Heike 2 years, 10 months ago

Gives us all, something for which to look forward!

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 2 years, 10 months ago

Nice captures

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Olga Helys 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks so much, Olga !

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kelly Williams 2 years, 11 months ago

Very nicely done ... and the lighting is amazing.

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Kelly Williams 2 years, 10 months ago

Big thanks, Kelly ! It was a very sunny late afternoon. The light was perfect that day.

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Michael Mcmulkin 2 years, 11 months ago

Gorgeous colors and light,

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Michael Mcmulkin 2 years, 11 months ago

Warm thanks, Michael !

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sirena Lu 2 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful shots! I love the colors, light and composition!

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Sirena Lu 2 years, 11 months ago

Many thanks, Sirena !

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ram Ya 2 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful colors and sharp focus.
Thanks for sharing

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 11 months ago

Kind thanks, Ram !

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Kelly Field 2 years, 11 months ago

Such vibrant colours. Will have to look out for these at my local garden centres.

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Heike Replied to Kelly Field 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanks Kelly ! Strangely they seem to be not very common in Germany. But you live in the most garden-loving country in the world :), therefore your garden center might have some.

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