Up here at 3000' elevation the sun was out, the temp around 70 degrees. We've been here about 4 years, so I'm getting used to the seasons, floral in the area, the soil (clay and rock, before we had beautiful sandy loam), and planting for deer. I've loved columbine for years but couldn't grow them in the San Joaquin Valley where we lived before. So I got out there and planted 5 of them with lots of mulch and then thyme and oregano around them. Then pruned about 8 feet off the top of some bushes to get air and light in the area. I think columbine would make a nice quilt block. Think I'll take some pictures.