Columbine-best plants for cottage gardens Easy to grow and beautiful, columbine blooms in spring and early summer. The colorful blooms are loved by hummingbirds and gardeners alike. Name: Aquilegia varieties Growing conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil Height: To 3 feet tall Zones: 3-9, depending on variety More on Growing Columbine
Flower Rocket - The effortless way to grow flowers! For less than $4 per pot you can enjoy colorful annuals all summer long by slipping the pod in a pot of soil, then water - how easy is that? Website has other interesting ideas, from pods to rolls of seeds.