My mom was a meticulous gardener. She taught me well how to pull weeds and prune roses. Plants that volunteered in her garden kingdom were either pulled and composted (weeds) or transplanted into pots and given away. Thanks to this habit of hers, I have a Western hemlock, Western red cedar, and Sitka spruce. But of all of the plants she donated to my garden this columbine is what most reminds me of her. I’m not sure if it’s the native Aquilegia flavescens or a cultivar, doesn’t matter. It’s one of mom’s transplants and it holds a special place in the yard.