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She set herself, therefore, to gathering violets and wood-anemones, and some scarlet columbines that she found growing in the crevice of a high rock.
There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.
Why couldn't we have a proper old English pantomime-- clown, columbine, and so on.
The columbine looked charming in an outstanding skirt that strangely resembled the large lamp-shade in the drawing-room.
They rushed on to the now curtained stage, breaking rudely past the columbine and clown (who seemed whispering quite contentedly), and Father Brown bent over the prostrate comic policeman.
There's some big clumps o' columbine in th' garden.
Columbine and Ladysmock, Marjoram and Wild Basil, the Cowslip and the Flower-de-luce, the Daffodil and the Clove-Pink bloomed or blossomed in their proper order as the months went by, one flower taking another flower's place, so that there were always beautiful things to look at, and pleasant odours to smell.
As to Harlequin and Columbine, I discovered immediately that they lodged (they are always looking after lodgings in a pantomime) at a very small clockmaker's one story high, near the hotel; which, in addition to various symbols and devices, almost covering the whole front, had a great dial hanging out - to be jumped through, of course.
They studied red columbines pollinated by hummingbirds, and white or yellow columbines pollinated by hawkmoths.
The Columbines that we grow belong to the genus Aquilegia, which has species occurring across the northern Hemisphere.
Columbines are typically bicolored, but the colors themselves are flat.
One of the lessons learned is that the Columbines, the Springfields, the Padukas, are on one end of the spectrum of violence.