Japanese Anemones

April 28, 2013 – 11:05 am

Thank goodness for Japanese anemones. Without them, our poor tired garden would be nearly bloom-less. Instead, our garden bursts with light pink, delicate flowers just in time to cheer summer's end and celebrate fall's arrival.

Fall blooming Japanese anemones are a shade gardener's dream. Not only is this stunning perennial quick to spread, but its abundant blooms give life to gardens after most other blossoms disappear. Plus, Japanese anemones are available in numerous cultivars, with flowers ranging from bright pink to white. (I definitely need to add variety to my collection!)

Hardy in zones 5-7, Japanese anemones provide an excellent ground cover throughout the spring and summer, with the leaves turning shades of red and burgundy in fall. sh—what began as five pots of Japanese anemones three years ago now is a lush border.

Along with the lovely blooms and foliage, the plants are relatively trouble free—although Japanese beetles do consider the plants a delicacy. The plants prefer well drained, moist, humus-rich soil and will quickly spread with proper soil conditions. way to kill your anemones. The plants rarely require division, and transplanting should occur in the spring. Still, you may find new sprouts in the old location after transplanting, as Japanese anemones regenerate from any bit of roots remaining in the soil.

In colder zones, protect Japanese anemones with a layer of mulch in the winter, or plant close to buildings for shelter. fternoon sun. Our anemones tolerate our shady garden well, stretching their blooms a bit toward the sun but producing a gorgeous, lush display of flowers in September and October.

As part of my “31 Days of Garden Delights, ” I snipped a few Japanese anemones, which are lovely cut flowers, for Floral Friday. There aren't many blooms remaining in the garden to create a Floral Friday bouquet, as I've done in the past. Instead, I'm enjoying the simplicity of a few perfect pink blooms to celebrate the beginning of the weekend.

Source: growingdays.blogspot.com


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All Flowers are Wildflowers Somewhere...

...unless the flowers were hybridized and mutated by man, but they still had a wildflower origin.
Native plants/wildflowers are better adapted to the climate and soil than something like impatiens so they will usually survive, reproduce and not need to be replanted each year. If you study the plants and select the right ones, they can bloom for an extended season. Some wildflowers you could compare to daffodils because they only bloom for a couple of weeks. Wildflowers/native plants also attract more butterflies and bees.
If you just randomly plant wildflower seeds between other plants with no planning, it could look like a mess

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