Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Blooming Anemones or Windflowers

Most of the flowers are about gone now at least
the ones I have in my beds.
The Fall blooming anemones or wind flowers
are trying to keep their heads above all of the falling
leaves over the weekend.
I am so glad that I at least have them and the Mums
blooming now.

Anemone x hybrida 'Queen Charlotte' or also known as
'Konigin Charlotte'
was such a beauty this Fall and it was
so tall this year getting to 4 feet with the blooms.
She is spreading out all around her and will be
giving me some great divisions next Spring.
Also she is loaded with seed heads so they are being
cast to the woods garden bed in hopes of getting
new ones started there. Some of the seed heads
from my flowers are covered with a little soil in
the Fall and next Spring they will start growing
new plants. I have gotten so many Coneflowers
just by covering the seed heads. It works better
for me than trying to seed them indoors in the winter.
Her blooms are all but gone now after the rains.

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jorbet' is a new one I just
planted in late Summer purchased from Bluestone Perennials.
It was so healthy and big that it took right off and
started giving me a few blooms already this Fall.
This bloom looks a little rough from all of the rain.

I needed some white in the shade garden.
It will grow tall at 3 to 4 feet and is good in zones 4-8.

Anemone hybrida 'Party Dress' was planted this
Summer in the shade garden. She is such a pretty
one but her heads are drooping. It will get to 36-38
inches tall and is good in zones 4-8 also.
The pictures are not the best but I have an awful time
getting good pictures from white and pink blooms.
The lighting was not quite right.

The Royal Carpet Alyssum is still putting on some
bloom and looks even darker with the cooler temps.

This purple osteospermum is looking tired but is still
putting on a few blooms. I want to try to grow some
cuttings from it although I have little luck rooting plants.
I keep trying different ways though.

We had hard rains this weekend and wind so all of
the beautiful Fall leaves have fallen here in the
Hocking Hills.

And this is what will be keeping me busy today
and this week, raking and mulching leaves.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and
Happy Gardening and Raking Everyone!


Darla said...

Beautiful you use the rooting hormone powder or liquid? I know the leaves are a mess to rake up, they sure are pretty scattered around your yard though.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Oh, Lona, how beautiful! Windflowers are winning my heart. Osteospermum picture is spactacular! You have a great warm and sunny week!

madcobug said...

You still have some beautiful flowers. We don't rake leaves anymore. Just run over then with the mower so they will fertilize the grass. Or if not that the leaf blower works great in blowing them into Piles. Helen

blushing rose said...

What a lovely peaceful write.

Have a wonderful, warm week. TTFN ~Marydon

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your Anemones are so pretty, love the 'Queen Charlotte' pictures especially. I'm waiting for the rest of our leaves to fall before I get out the rake again. Looks like you have lots of work today.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla: I have both powder and liquid rooting hormone but I think I like the powder better.

Tayana: Thanks bunches.

Helen: I mow mine up with the mower too but I have to rake the silly things out of the beds.We have a leaf blower but I never use it.

Marydon: Thank you and glad you dropped by.

Catherine: I know what you mean. I will be raking old oak leaves for weeks and picking them out of the beds all winter.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona~~ Looks like you've got a day of raking in your future. I'm impressed with the newer varieties of Anemone. Plant breeders have been busy!

Kiki said...

Wow, such lovely striking colors..airy and it! Gorgeous shots!I feel revitalized now! Great colors to start my morning!

Dirt Princess said...

Those leaves are GORGEOUS!!! We just don't get leaf colorations like that here!

Bilbo has finally popped up in New Mexico

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Lovely pictures, your pink anemones are gorgeous.

Mary Delle said...

Your anemones are gorgeous. What a feast for the eyes.

Kate said...

Lovely photos and great inspiration. I'd like to plant some purple osteospermum in one my rock gardens. :)

Tootsie said...

how pretty! I don't rake and mulch anymore...I mow with the lawnmower and dump! lol

Teresa said...

Great photos! The purple osteospermum picture is so wonderful!

Connie said...

Love that Queen Charlotte charming!