Wordless Wednesday – Japanese Anemones

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99 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Japanese Anemones

  1. Anne says:

    Lovely photographs of what seem to be popular flowers in the northern hemisphere. I am not familiar with them down here.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Anne. Yes, I believe your climate is too dry for them, they like evenly moist, rich soil. Some report them as aggressive, but I haven’t seen that in my garden. I put them where they could spread out if they wanted and they’ve increased gradually, but not overly.

  2. Val Boyko says:

    Beauties!! I love them at this time of year 💕

  3. neihtn2012 says:

    Eliza, you never cease to amaze me! I have tried growing anemones, including Japanese ones, and never got anything to come up.

  4. So beautiful. 🌸🌸🌸

  5. Dee Min says:

    Delicately gorgeous and whimsical. Love these. Never seen or heard of these. Thanks for sharing Eliza 🙏🏽😊🙏🏽

  6. The bees are really enjoying the flowers. Mine are showing no interest in blooming, but they may in a couple of months.

  7. Dale says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Eliza!
    Love the bumblebees – shall have to see if I can plant these in my neck of the woods.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Dale! They are hardy to zone 4. Rich, well-drained soil is preferred.

      • Dale says:

        So pretty and I so want to encourage the bees…

      • Eliza Waters says:

        I love that you do! I’ve noticed that bees are partial to blue/purple flowers, notably herbs like catmint, lavender, etc. and alliums and globe thistle are popular, too. Clumping goldenrod (as opposed to stoloniferous types) and asters blooming now have loads of high protein pollen that gives them a boost as they head into winter. Fall is a great time to plant perennials!

      • Dale says:

        Interesting… I wish I was more organised and able to do so this year but there are a few too many items on my financial plate! Next year 🙂

  8. pbmgarden says:

    It’s like the bees are sitting in little teacups.

  9. So delicate and lovely!

  10. Sheree says:

    Beautiful Eliza

  11. Alice says:

    Such pretty flowers! Awesome to see the Bumble Bees…they are practically bathing in the pollen.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Alice. At one point, there must have been at least 20 of them buzzing all over the blooms, sometimes three to a blossom. Of course, once I got the camera, there were fewer!

  12. Isha Garg says:

    The bees look like they’re part of the flowers!

  13. sandyjwhite says:

    So delicate and pretty!

  14. I’ve seen these flowers around, but never knew their name–thanks!

  15. LightWriters says:

    Delicate and beautiful 😍

  16. If only you could see my big smile. I bought a couple of these this summer, and the bees have been loving them. I’m so glad I bought them and only wish I’d bought more.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      They’ll increase quite readily, I believe. This one is three years old and has doubled annually from its first planting. I’m hoping it’ll become a nice, big patch.

  17. Kris P says:

    They’re such beautiful flowers. They struggled in my former garden and I’d have never thought they’d survive in my current one so I was very surprised to find the garden came with a couple of clumps that reliably return each year.

  18. pretty pictures! did they make it through the storm?

  19. naturebackin says:

    These are lovely. We inherited some in a previous garden and I always enjoyed their graceful presence. They look even more special hosting those bees!

  20. picpholio says:

    Nice and somewhat artistic pictures too.

  21. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful anemones Eliza, the bees look very happy! 💗

  22. Irene says:

    Love these blossoms. I think you have inspired me to work on my flowerbeds and get them ready for next spring. 😉

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Glad to know that, Irene. The NYTimes just had an article about how fall is the best time to plant, and to leave (or shred) leaves to use as mulch. Messy is good! 🙂

  23. Debbie says:

    I’m not familiar with these, Eliza. Thank you for the introduction — they’re lovely!

  24. These are lovely, Eliza. I’d much prefer them over the Canada Anemones we currently have taking over our gardens.

  25. Love these flowers and photos and how wonderful bees look in them!!🙂

  26. So pretty. I like their soft colour and the bee visitors too !

  27. In the top picture, what are the dark elements in the central part of the flower?

  28. shoreacres says:

    I’m so unfamiliar with these, I couldn’t figure out what the dark ‘thingies’ in the middle were. Once I decided they were bees, I realized I’ve never seen a bee like that, either. What a different world you have!

  29. Cathy says:

    Wonderful! Those bees are clearly in bee heaven! 😉

  30. Priti says:

    Beautiful photos and so soothing colour! 👍👌

  31. spanishwoods says:

    So beautiful Eliza. I find the buds of these flowers to be exquisite. Your images are stunning.

  32. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Oh these are so beautiful

  33. bittster says:

    Beautiful! Such elegant flowers, and I guess it’s time….

  34. Sweet, pretty flowers ~ the bees almost look soft and cuddly. 🙂

  35. Jane Lurie says:

    Wonderful images, Eliza, that show how delicate they are. Love the bees and the unopened buds. 🐝🌸

  36. Jet Eliot says:

    I love Japanese Anemones and how unique to have two of them side-by-side, each with a bumblebee nestled in. Your intimacy with your garden is a beauty to behold, Eliza.

  37. Prior... says:

    What’s delightful flowers, Eliza🌸🌸🌸🌸

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