Monday, June 07, 2004

When Ana's mom came to meet me, we discovered something in common: the liking for plants and gardening. Though I am quite a newbie in this field, we enjoyed taking a short walk the second meeting we had, to dig up some more plants from the roadside. This is a columbine already with flowers that I have transplanted into my flower garden...

Taken from the ant's perspective, the unique feature of this flower is the spiked petals, the purpose of which I will never guess. Ana's mom said that the hummingbirds are particularly attracted to them. Maybe the spiked petals serve as water reservoir (and probably the flowers have a chemical added to it that makes it sugary) which the hummingbirds drink.

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