I wrote in response to a prompt from the Grow Write Guild that anemones are a challenging plant for me. Well, thanks to an absurd amount of rainfall this spring and summer, I have finally coaxed one into bloom.
The weather has turned cooler earlier than in most years, although we haven’t had rain in some time. The anemones looked a bit puny earlier in the day so I gave them a long drink, and they perked up neatly.
I mean to savor this plant while it blooms, but not let long-sought success go to my head. I am wondering if I should have the courage to try some other anemones, though? Maybe just one, for now?
I understand your difficulties with anemones. For a long time, I had a yard that was too sunny and dry for them. I persisted in buying and planting them–they’re just so beautiful!–but they would always fade within weeks. Now that I have a shadier, damper place, I hope to try them again. I hope you continue to have luck with yours!
Thank you! And I wish you luck in your improved spot. The spot where I have these is not likely to ever remain damp, but at least it’s close to the rain barrel; I suppose that’s the next best thing.
Congratulations on your anemone success. I’ve been seeing some around town and thinking I should add some to my garden, but thanks for this reminder about the conditions needed. I like your header image–nice.
Thank you! I got ‘Pamina’ at the Duke Gardens plant sale–their fall sale should be coming up soon, so perhaps they will have it again.
The asters just opened today. I forgot to whack them back in July and now they are taller than I am.