May 17, 2012

anemone coronaria 'de Caen' group, but don't be fooled by the boring name

While I am waiting for my alliums to burst into flower and waft their totally no maintainance glamour  all over the garden, I am more than happy to gaze at these awesome beauties. I have a special fondness for them, being the flower for March, my birthday flower always. But, this bias is well placed, non?









Anemone coronaria, de Caen group. For the love of floral magic, will you please buy some of the little corms this autumn, bung them in the ground and have yourself some of this joy next spring? They flower madly for weeks if you keep cutting them and last a good long while in a vase. Blinking Perfecto, if you'll pardon the linguistic carnage. The white one called, 'The Bride", is just as delightful.

Well, that is as much floral eye candy as I can cope with, I'm off for a little lie down to recover. xx

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos and these are one of my favourite flowers atm. I'm trying some indoors in bowls to see how they do inside. x

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  2. Oh, I've just wandered over from Slow Lane Life and am captivated by your anemones, which I also love. We hardly ever see them for sale as blooms. I wonder if they'd grow here (in Edinburgh). I did try once but they were a bit feeble. I shall try again!

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  3. They are such vibrant, cheery flowers. I would love to plant some this autumn. Are they hardy - quite important for our garden!
    Kx

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  4. So gorgeous Belinda.

    Every flower shop I pass I have to peek in.....just in case, but none have been found yet *sad face* - I'm just hoping they do me proud in the garden this year and not the only two that made an appearance last year!

    Nina xxxx

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  5. One of our absolute favorites. We cut on our anemones from Mid-Feb.to Mid-May. We just love them! Gorgeous photos!!

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  6. Those are gorgeous. I planted some several years ago, but one two Anemone coronaria "Lord Lieutenant" came up. They bloomed prodigiously this year, and one is re-blooming now! I think I need to add some 'de Caen' this year.

    Can't believe your allium is just starting. Mine is long gone, but was wonderful. Am hoping it multiplies for next year.

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  7. They are so beautiful. I just planted some but in my part of the world they bloom in September, hopefully, we'll see and hope. In the meantime I'll gaze at yours.

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  8. Wow! These images are absolutely stunning...

    They remind me of when my father used to grow anemones in our garden, for my mum :-).

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  9. They're my favourites too. I've had some in flower for months and they're still going strong.xx

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  10. Oh no, bring on the floral eye candy - these photos are so gorgeous! I never have much luck with anemones, even though I love them to bits. I think I must plant the corms upside down. Inspired by this post, I'm going to try again!

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  11. mine are just peeping out of their pot now, with oh so lovely crinkly leaves. do you think they will be toooooo late to flower this year.... perhaps next year.....

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  12. Oh Belinda I am mad about them...we planted around 250 bulbs in the autumn...thus far we have three plants...so disappointed but I will persevere and plant more, you have given me heart...

    Sarah -x-

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  13. These flowers are gorgeous! You really captured the beauty in them. One of the prettiest flower pictures I've seen, really.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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