Ah--h-h! Sweet spring...look what is has brought us. These dainty columbine self seed and turn up in a different place every year. Every time I buy the larger even more beautiful varieties, like Aquilgia red or blue, they bloom profusely the first season, but never come back. So I gave up on them. Have u ever seen such a FAT little chipmunk, he has been dining on the roots of my plants all winter long and then comes the bird seed...i have tried everything to get him out of my flower bed, but to no avail. So I'm just trying to enjoy his presence. And then there is the bleeding heart, they are so quickly gone, but take no extra care, they are ever faithful and return every year.