Maybe it’s due to the fact that most of my ancestors came from Ireland, Scotland, & Wales, but I absolutely love St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the one day of the year that I can get away with serving corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Paul isn’t so fond of this meal but finds it palatable if it’s served with a Guinness beer!
A couple of years ago I was intrigued when I found seed for a columbine named ‘William Guinness‘ the description touted dark chocolaty outer petals that surround a creamy corolla. From what I can tell it’s actually an old heirloom variety that dates back to the early 1900’s & whoever named it must have been a Guinness fan too! The color contrast is just beautiful. I have a nice patch of them in one of my beds and they have a particularly long bloom time. They do tend to self sow pretty freely, but not to an annoying degree.
You’ll have to trust me on this one because this picture just doesn’t do it justice. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a good picture from my yard. I’ll have to put it on my to do list for this year. Until then…. have a great St. Patty’s day & I hope you celebrate with a Guinness in each hand, one to drink while planting the other. You won’t be dissappointed.