Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday!

Today it's all about my all time favorite fall blooms, Anemone or windflowers! My first Anemone was a single bloom, the Japanese Anemone. I will admit these plants can take over but it's easy to give them away once gardeners see them. This double light pink is Queen Charlotte. It is fairly new to my shade garden. In my experience, Anemone will do well in any light from full shade to full sun.

I'm not sure of the name of these double pink.

The centers are all the same no matter which bloom. When the bloom is spent, there is just the center 'ball' left which eventually pops open to send off white fluffy seeds.

Another thing I love is the fact that they are a mounding plant. They look great even before they bloom because of this. The 'mound' is made up of several small plants so they are fairly easy to control.

I have a new double white but it hasn't bloomed yet.

The single pink, double pink and white in my middle garden. Can you see why I love these plants? They are so graceful when they sway in the wind.

If you are short on fall blooms, why don't you give Anemone a try. Remember there are also spring bloomers that are nothing like the autumn bloomers.

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young-eclectic-encounters said...

gorgeous- I've been looking for fall bloomer and I think I'll look into these
My garden is looking a little sad right now
Johnina :D

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Jean,
I enjoyed your different anemones. They are beauties! I just have September Charm. I took a picture of it today, but then, didn't include it in my post after all.

It was a nice day today. I got some deadheading done. I hope to do more gardening after work tomorrow.

Darla said...

Beautiful...I wonder if they would grow here?

daisy g said...

Gorgeous! I have never grown these, but they look amazing!

Roan said...

They are all beautiful! I'm going to see if I can find some for next year.

Judy ~ Through My Garden Window said...

I will have to try the Anemones! They are so pretty, and I really don't have a lot going on in my gardens when Fall comes.

Beth said...

Jean, Your Japanese anemone are real stunners! I've put them on my list for next year.
Hugs, Beth

Lisa @ My Omaha Garden said...

Beautiful flowers. Nice alternative colors.

Diana LaMarre said...

Hi Jean,
I like your fall Anemones. The only anemones I have are spring bloomers and they are teeny tiny--like 2 inches above ground.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

What a gorgeous plant, Jean! I really need to step up the fall blooms in my garden. By this time of the season, the gardens are looking pretty beat. Maybe, partly because I'm "beat" from keeping up with all them throughout the growing season.

As always, thanks for sharing your lovely gardens.

Dawn said...

Thanks, Jean...for the wonderful anemones! They are looking beautiful right now. I also have a nice bouquet of them on my dining room table.

Kathy said...

I had some in our former garden - not sure why I didn't get some here - they're now on my list! Thank you for hosting,