Black Barlow Blooms: A Guest Post

Hi, Everyone. It’s me again Aquilegia ‘Black Barlow’.

I just wanted to thank everyone for their concern after I was recently attacked by the columbine sawfly larvae.

Gosh, that was scary, but Carol took matters into her own hands, literally, and those larvae are gone and I’m recovering.

As you can see, I am blooming, though I did have a bit of a scare when Carol was setting up the hose nearby. She says it wasn’t her fault, but I was almost knocked over by that darn hose! Gosh, after all I've been through, you'd think she would be more careful around me! I'm a delicate flower, after all!

Anyway, I hear I’m getting moved because this really isn’t a good spot for me. I’m heading out to one of the perennial gardens, maybe as early as this evening before some predicted storms pass through tomorrow morning.

My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. I’ll do my best to put down roots in my new location and return next spring stronger and taller with even more blooms.

Again, thanks to all for your kind concern!


  1. Beautiful I do hope your new home is wonderful.
    hugs, Cherry

  2. Dear delicate flower~~ It looks like she figured that out and you will be safer and happier in the perennial bed! G

  3. Sounds as if she is taking very good care of you......reward her with a strong root system, nice green foliage and eye popping blooms in your new home!!

  4. I love a story with a happy ending. I'm still finding a few of the nasty little buggers on my Columbines, but I hope the worst is over.

  5. Dear BB, sorry to hear you have to be uprooted and sent to another part of the garden, but may I wish you a fresh healthy start in your happy home.

  6. Glad you got your bags packed and are ready to go. Good thing it's just to the backyard and not on a jet plane.~~Dee

  7. I planted some of these, can't wait until they flower!

  8. May you bloom even more beautifully in your new home!

  9. We just can't get enough of you Black Barlow. Amazing color.


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