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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My First Japanese Anemone

This is my very favorite garden flower. I have loved it for years...though I've never had success in growing it. I ordered a few plants a couple of years ago, but they didn't "take" I did it again the fall before last and I have three plants that have grown. It doesn't take much to excite me, I guess, but excited I was when this one put forth some buds. I have nurtured this plant and it's companions (which have no buds) by pulling out everything that would get in the way of it's growth. The Ajuga crept in and I pulled it out. Now I have an order in for three more plants. I know that these spread, but I'm not taking a chance on them dying out this coming winter. Why do I love it so...I really don't know. It is really a very simple flower, and it starts to bloom when others are fading. I'm as happy as can be this morning...I went out and took a picture to put on my header for fall. It's just so darn pretty.


Zoey said...

Simple, but beautiful. I hope it survives the winter for you.

Margie's Musings said...

It is pretty, Balisha.

garden girl said...

So pretty! I love their simplicity too.

I had trouble getting my first ones started too, and had to try again. The second batch 'took,' and have grown slowly but steadily and have gotten bigger each year.

I think yours will be fine now that they're established. It seems like the early stage after planting them is the trickiest. I hope your new ones take hold easily. The cool weather will probably help so they don't get too stressed after they're planted.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Really a pretty and happy flower..wondering how they would do in hot California. Don't you usually take some of your flowers into the basement for the winter?

Sissy said...

Oh, boy, Balisha, you should come to my house! I yank this out by the fistfuls and toss it!
I would be happy to give you some if your newly purchased one doesn't make it to spring!

Balisha said...

I love the simplicity of this flower. I guess one woman's weed is another woman's flower.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and clematis like.

Sue said...

You are quite the gardener, Balisha. I have problems keeping things alive. I love your comment that one person's weed is someone else's flower.... I hope it over-winters well for you and that it will be ready to put back into the garden in the spring. :-)