Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tough As Nails ...


In the fall, most people think of autumn leaves, pumpkins, apples, and mums.  What they don't realize is that there are many beautiful flowers that bloom this time of year.  For example, the Anemone hybrida (Japanese anemone) begins to bloom around early September and will last into mid-late November (in Virginia).  This plant has very simple, but showy, flowers that gracefully brighten up the autumn landscape on stems as tall as 4 feet. They look magnificent swaying in the bright autumn sunshine and gentle breezes.  I have seen anemones in three colors: pink, rose, and white.  Despite its fragile appearance, Japanese anemone is very sturdy, and once established, will multiply readily and can be propagated easily.  The key thing to remember is that it likes moist soil.  It does well in full sun, but is much happier in partial shade.  









Remember to refill your vase often with fresh water because anemones are particularly thirsty.  Properly cared for, your arrangement can last as long as 6-8 days.




 Try planting these flowers - 
you will love them!
                                               Christa



I am linking with:

Floral Friday Fotos
Today's Flowers
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Mosaic Monday
Macro Monday 2

























31 comments:

  1. They are beautiful delicate looking flowers but surprisingly they are quite tough. I love the photo's of them in the vase, and the closeups.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love love love anemones, tried planting some a couple of years ago and they never came up. Time to try again.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What beautiful flowers! You captured some lovely shots!

    ReplyDelete
  4. amazingly beautiful images of this gorgeous flower

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are such beautiful and delicate flowers. I've never heard of them before. Gorgeous photos.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the japanese anemones too anf your photos of them are beuaitful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. A beautiful flower and your arrangement and photos are just lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Christa, Japanese anemone is a delight in fall. It can aggressively claim a spot in the garden! A beautiful collection of images. Tom The Backroads Traveller

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hello, Christa
    I really love anemones. Your arrangement makes those flowers more charming in the vase! I like the shade of the vase too.
    Have a good weekend,Christa.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very beautiful! I'm in the process of landscaping my whole place and have been wanting to add things that would be neat to look at in the fall....thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely anemones, Christa, and beautifully arranged in your stunning blue vase. The ones that grow over here are short stemmed and come in the springtime with the primroses. These ones would be a lovely addition to any garden, especially now when there's not so much colour around. I must watch out for them at the garden centre. All the best for a lovely weekend, Bonny

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely tribute to a gorgeous plant.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow! Those were so lovely. Sadly here in WA state they wouldn't survive the cold winter. They sure are pretty though and your photos had such great detail.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous anemones! I love your close ups.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I would love to plant them if I had a garden. I only have a balcony. Your images are gorgeous.

    NatureFootstep
    nfmemes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love these flowers, and I just moved two into a sunnier spot, hopefully they will do just as well there. Lovely images.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love anemones!! I just discovered them this year and I'm all excited about them! You're right, there are other plants besides mums for the fall. Yours are so tall and pretty! Mine a still very small. This is their first year at my garden, can't wait for next year hopefully then they'll be as tall as yours :) I got 'September Charm' and 'Pretty Lady Emily'. Beautiful pictures! Also, I do my gardening in Virginia too, in the Hampton Roads Area:)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh wow, these photos are incredible!!! Thanks for sharing these and linking with Today's Flowers Christa. Have a great week :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. What lovely splashes of colour!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I have a pink one out the front in full sun that seems to travel everywhere so I may transplant it to a part shade location where it can reproduce freely. Your cut flowers look fabulous in the cobalt blue vase.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a pretty bouquet of Japanese Anemones you've arranged, Christa. You've captured these lovelies at their best! That macro shot is simply amazing; so much beauty in one little flower!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Poppy

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Christa. I truly love these. I've got the pink and white ones here in Vancouver and the pink ones in England. That's funny because I saw a clump growing in among nettles in E and I decided to rip up a bit of the root, clean it from the nettles and plunk it into the back of my flower bed and it grew! Such grateful flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  23. truly beautiful! they appear delicate but are obviously very hardy!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lovely colors! They look so regal and feminine.

    ReplyDelete
  25. A lovely choice for autumn flowers. I love to add mine to vases too!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful images, Christa. Japanese anemones are a very rewarding plant that needs so little attention!
    Thanks for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos, I look forward to your future contributions.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I grow them too, they are very lovely but mine are all gone now. I live in WA and they are hardy for me, they go down to zone 4. My only problem with them is they get very tall and can flop. I'm not good at cutting them back but that might help. Last year I propagated them by taking root cuttings and putting them in pots, by spring they had rooted and started growing, some bloomed as well.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh my, I am still stuck on that blue vase. I LOVE it!

    ReplyDelete
  29. The flowers are gorgeous and photographed so well.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Gorgeous photos! I love the lacy shadows on the wall behind the arrangement.

    ReplyDelete
  31. these are lovely flowers - I must get some for my garden.
    have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog the other day.

    ReplyDelete