Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Anemones at the Park


Well Hello November.
Here is hoping that the cold months go by as fast as the warm months did. Wishing the days of ones life to speed by does seem foolish though. I guess I am still lamenting the passing of Summer which seemed to go by so fast. Yes gardeners it is true the older you get the faster the days seem to pass.FPC_Anemones_Japanaese_White At a visit to Franklin Park last month the Japanese Anemones were in full bloom and looking so lovely in their gardens.

FPC_Anemones_Japanaese_White2 Although I love my colorful flowers there is just something about white blooms in the garden that always looks so refreshing and pure.

FPC_Roses_Anemones Maybe it is just that they make other colorful blooms seem more brighter like when they are planted along with red roses.

FPC_Anemones_Japanaese_White3But delicate looking snow white blooms look beautiful in the evening in a moonlit garden.

FPC_Anemones_Japanese_Pink Anemones are one of my favorite flowers for late Summer and Fall in the garden.

FPC_Anemones_Japanese_Pink2 At the Park they were growing in masses in the large beds and they really did do their job of adding warmer colors to a Fall garden which is mostly dressed in oranges, yellows and rusts.

FPC_Roses_Anemones2 Pretty in pink but they did not make the red roses pop like the white anemones.


Red Knockout roses seem to be a favorite at the park.
Knockouts may not be as pretty as some of the Antique, Tea, Grandiflora or Floribunda roses but for repeat blooming they are wonderful to have in the garden.

Rainbow_Knockout Rainbow Knockout Rose
Rainbow Knockout roses however are anything but dull. They have an array of shades of pink, apricot to yellow all in one bloom.

It looks like we are getting a few days of sunshine and warmer temperatures here so you will find me in the garden.

Happy Gardening,


Becca's Dirt said...

HOw are you Lona? I love those anemones. Rainbow Knockout Rose is stunning with the pretty shades of pink. Ya'll should be getting some cooler temps? Rain is coming tomorrow and cooler temps too but by Mon we should be back to near 80.

Rosey said...

Such gorgeous anemones! I have always adored them, even if I can't grow them here at high altitude.
Your pink blog is sweet!

Alistair said...

Well! hello Lona, White flowers are fabulous and the Japanese Anemone Honorene Jobert is the purest of whites. I would like to add a picture of your garden and a link to your blog on my (Your Gardens) page, you could send an email with picture attached if you wish. alistair

elaine rickett said...

The best way to see flowers is in great drifts - something I am unable to do in my small garden - maybe one day!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Beautiful display! Thanks for the tour.

TheGardeningBlog said...

my favourite flowers, Japanese Anemones, especially the whites. Thank you for sharing your lovely photographs.

Gatsbys Gardens said...


It is difficult to even find the Rainbow Knockout around my area. The nurseries say no one wants it, if they could only see it in November!


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Hi Lona, I also find myself wishing that the cold months will come and go quickly, but as you point out it is silly to wish away the days of ones life. Anemones are becoming a fall favourite of mine. I so hope the two that I planted make it through the winter.

Stephanie said...

So crowded and how beautiful! I wish I was there to see these flowers Lona. The Rainbow Knockout Rose is a beauty! Love the little dash of yellowin the centre :-D

Verbose said...

Beautiful photographs! I'm going to miss seeing the flowers in bloom in the front yard as well as in the back. Summer always does seem to go by so quickly, no matter how much I try to savour those moments when I'm in them.

Karen said...

Lona, the anemones are stupendous! Look at all those blooms, and you're right, they are a completely different color for fall. I love them. Someone told me once (may be an old gardener's tale) that they are invasive. Well, if something that beautiful is invasive, then invade away, please.

The Knockout roses are the only ones I seem to be able to grow here, but then, it's because I haven't got the talent it takes to keep roses happy, namely, dedication. See, that's why I love rocks in the garden. You don't need to do anything with them and they still look good, ha.

We've had a raw, windy, wet day today. I surely hope the rest of the week is better, it's just ick out.

Hope you had fun working in your gardens!

Sunray Gardens said...

Some real pretty photos here. Nice full areas of blooms always catches the eye.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Darla said...

All are gorgeous here! I just found out I now have a type of Anemone, hurray!

VW said...

Wow, those anemones are so beautiful. I had 2 blooms on my little white anemone this year, ha! Eventually it will take off, especially if I stop transplanting it. Summer did go by quickly - I wish our winter went by quickly as well.

Jess said...

I too am a fan of the knockouts... not the most beautiful in full bloom, but hard to argue with in bloom 10 months of the year. They are amazing, truly.

joey said...

I too am still lamenting the passing of summer but finally nestled in and enjoying the amazing fall color. Your park visit looked grand .. awesome anemome shots. Mine might still be blooming here and there if I had not whacked all perennials down while putting the gardens to bed. It was time as the weather is turning and I hate gardening in the snow :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lona..what gorgeous photo's. To have a cutting garden is a dream of mine....I keep perhaps one day.


Msrobin said...

Can you believe I don't have any anemones? I really need to rectify that, but I can't recall seeing them for sale at nurseries locally. I always like that Rainbow Knockout when I see it, just wish it had fragrance. The rose bed is going to have to be revamped next year, there were some poor performers.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lona, I got the seeds!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! And such a lovely card! You are the best!!!