Sunday, April 19, 2009

Grecian Windflower/ Today's Flowers

Grecian Windflower (Anemone blanda)

The blossoms of daisy-like Grecian windflowers are approximately 1 to 2 inches in diameter and come in pink, blue and lavender. In MY garden, though, only the lavender blossoms have survived the 10 to 12 years since I planted the tubers. I have no idea what happened to the other colours.

Close up of blossom

This year they appeared a few days ago and will continue to bloom for another 5 or 6 weeks.

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32 comments:

Ruminations said...

What a lovely lavender flower ... so delicate ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Becky and Gary said...

What a wonderful color of lavender. One of my favorites.
B.

Babooshka said...

Thank you for the very timely image. I have just taken one of these, but had no idea what it was called. Excellent close up too.

Leora said...

What a pretty flower. Love how it radiates. Nice to get 5 to 6 weeks of such a beauty.

judi said...

Beautiful! one of my faves.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful shots and what a great color!

Lawstude said...

the color is bursting. it is always fun visiting your blog. always delight my eyes.

Sherry said...

I just love these little flowers. Mine are in bloom right now as well. They do bloom a long time, don't they? Your photos are lovely!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

We saw some white ones today. The color on this one is very nice and always welcome in the garden.

kayleen said...

Such a lovely color. Nicely captured!

Day4plus said...

Isn't it so exciting to have something bloom after all that snow. Very pretty. I like the windflowers too. I think the blue must be the hardiest. MB

Paz said...

Oh, so purty!

Paz

Arija said...

I have always loved these early woodland flowers, they are so delicate yet durable in harsh conditions.

Naturegirl said...

Gorgeous flower stunning clor! Who cares about the other colors! This one's a star!

Kate said...

The petals are PERFECT in the top photo.

Carletta said...

This is GORGEOUS!
Amazing macros!


Catch up with you in a few weeks.

amanda said...

Amazing, with purple being my favorite color you can understand how I could enjoy this, the center has so much detail!

Reader Wil said...

Great macro shots! A grecian windflower is a composite, like you said. A daisy-like flower. I like composites very much. I had gerberas in my bridal bouquet.
Thanks for your visit! Have a nice day!

VALKYRIEN said...

Almost the same purple/lavender color you can find on my flowers of today! They are lovely these Grecian - and the yellow is a great combination!

cieldequimper said...

So pretty and fragile, I love anemones.

see you there! said...

Beautiful flowers and how great thaat they bloom for that long.

Darla

barb said...

Gorgeous! Blues and Purples are my favorite flower color.

Tulip said...

wow what a great captured of violet flower. so perfect.

PERBS said...

So pretty! Love the close up also. I so admire your knowledge of each flower!

Somehow I got behind on reading your blog so I see a couple more I will comment on below.

Quiet Paths said...

Those are stunning; truly beautiful. I bet I could grow them here?

Tarolino said...

Anemones eh. Lovely they are too. I'm looking for sometging blue like this that doesn't get very tall to plant in our rockery. I suppose you don't have to dig these up for the winter either. How tall do they get?

You have some really great shots here since I visited last. That bicycle thing is hilarious and what a great catch too and the spring reflection one is just oooh and aaah as are the violets.

m_m said...

Beautiful! I like especially the second photo - amazing:)

Denise said...

Fantastic macro shots, thank youf or sharing them with Today's Flowers.

Bim said...

Ah, so these are Anemones. There's something psychedelic about them.

Pagan Sphinx said...

You take such beautiful, perfect macro shots. Thank you!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Tarolino,
Anenome blanda (Grecian windflowers) grow to about 10 centimetres tall. I leave the tubers in the ground all winter.

Mojo said...

Perhaps the others were assimilated. Over the years the blue and pink ones cross pollinated enough so that they all became lavender? Beats me... I'm certainly no botanist. But judging from the amount of pollen on the blossom in the macro shot, I'd say it's a fertile little beast so it's possible, na?

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