Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall anemones

Mid September and the temperatures dropped yesterday within hours to a chilly 9'C/56'F. The bees seemed to work extra hard in the afternoon to worry loose every grain of pollen from the anemones. The year has flown.


  1. Same here, I noticed the bees being extra frantic yesterday, and saw a strange looking one - big, really black with a deep orange stripe??

  2. Beautiful aren't they. I've got them growing in a few spots here and love them. I even like the foliage. They take a while to establish for me, but then they get large. I just started growing the white 'Honorine jobert' and am looking forward to it spreading.

  3. How weird - I read this morning your min. temp. was 6 C. Boom, bang, just like that. Sorry to say this, we had a glorious blue-skied,windless,perfumed spring day

  4. I have some of these in my front garden, and I've been calling them coral bells because that's what the little insert in the dirt said they were. So, they're anemones? Good to know.

  5. Belinda - I wish there was way of tagging bees to see if the same ones are coming back to us...

    Rob, yes, I do love them - the best ones I ever saw were in Vancouver. Hm, I should dig those photos out. I love Honorine Joubert, a classic, gorgeous in drifts. Nice new profile picture, btw :-)

    Hen! Yes, it was very quick, but the weather is gorgeous, right after all the mugginess you just want that to go away. Wish I could smell your garden right now. Is the jasmine ponging?

    diane - that's funny! Coral bells usually refers to Heuchera, a perennial with maple-ish shaped leaves, often burgundy, with tall stems and tiny pink flowers, good for semi shade, blooming from mid to very late summer. Must have got mixed up in the nursery.

  6. Also heard the anenomes called Japanese wind flowers... kinda nice :)


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