Monday, August 31, 2009

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome!We had a beautiful day today, in the 60's and sunny, but it feels more like fall than summer. I must admit I love this weather especially the cool nights.
One of my very favorite flowers that bloom in late summer are Japanese
anemone, or wind flowers. There are others of this species that bloom in spring.

The name wind flowers truly fits this group because of the low foliage and tall stems of the blooms. We had a wind today and it was hard to get a picture because of all the movement.

This white is a new one for me and I really like it's simplicity.

This one is my all time favorite! This plant is huge and I love it. It is actually made up of several smaller plants so it is easy to divide. It can be a little invasive but I can always find someone to take the extras.

This one also has burgundy stems, another reason I'm so fond of it.

I even like the buds of this plant and the bees love the blooms!. They will grow in full sun or part shade. I have them in both and they do well.
If your garden lacks color this time of year go get a Japanese Anamone!
If you would like to join the tour, just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky. Please remember to add a link to this post on your post. Have a nice 'walk'!

Edit; Sorry about Mr Linky! I checked last night because I preposted and must have been half asleep. I didn't notice there wasn't one!


Suzanne said...

Oh, these photos were so beautiful. I love the vibrant and soft colors of these wind flowers. Just beautiful!

Tara @ Feels like home said...

I have recently become inspired by flower photography. I can't wait til the Linky is up so I can see everyone's photos. :)

Deb said...

Hi Jean ~ Love your anemones! What a wonderful flower!

Aiyana said...

I sure wish I could do just what you suggest--but the wind flowers won't grow here. I really love the first one--the color is marvelous!
I didn't find any Linky this week, so either I'm missing something or else it really isn't there!

Darla said...

I must see if the Anemone will thrive here..I've been eyeballing some in the gardening books. I love your garden area...I'll have to link up later..rained all day yesterday, so no photos and it's 5:47 a.m right now. High Schooler has to catch the bus at 5:58 gotta run!!

Zoey said...

Those JA's are a pretty flower. I must remember to find some of those. I have some that bloom in early spring, but they are very short ground-hugging blooms. I like yours much better.

Ann said...

I love bright pink color of the Japanese anemone.

Carla said...

We can't grow these here, so I have to admit a little drooling going on here:) SO pretty!!

Laurie and Chris said...

Great picture of you anemones. I must have lost mine when we moved the garden.