September 08, 2006

Here's looking at you

In this, the season of endings, there are still new beginnings happening in Janet's garden.

Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'

My grape-leafed anemone has produced a couple of clutches of flower buds, vaguely reminiscent of alien eyes, but promising to be so much more beautiful. Not that I have any personal experience of staring into alien eyes, you understand. I may be a bit of a science fiction fan, but not to the point of being delusional.

This is another candidate for relocation, as the foliage stays somewhat lower than I expected. In front of some lilies might be good, as the anemone would stay lower than the lily blooms earlier in the season, and mask the less interesting foliage later on.

Previous post on the topic of Grape-leafed anemone

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Jennifer said...

I LOVE these plants. I have Honerine Jobert and Pamila as well as Robustissima, and want more.

Nothing is so cheery as their waving flowers in the fall.

Marvelous plants.

And I've bookmarked your all-purpose spray. Looks excellent.

Kasmira said...

Yea! Can't wait to see photos of the bloom! I grew grape-leaf anemones from seed this year. Out of a whole package of seed (50? seeds?), I have two (maybe three) survivors. I'm looking forward to them blooming next year.

Annie in Austin said...

Janet, by the second year the foliage may be somewhat fuller - when I grew it, this plant definitely had presence as it established.

I also found out that snipping out the spent blossoms from the flower cluster kept them in bloom for a longer time.

Looking at your photo makes me miss my Robustissima!

Annie in Austin

Janet said...

Thanks for the tips, Annie! I'll deadhead religiously. I'm now wishing I had planted those wild asters. They'd make a great pair!