Sunday, April 18, 2010

Grecian Windflowers/ Today's Flowers

Grecian Windflower (botanical name: Anemone blanda)

This daisy-like flower is approximately 1 to 2 inches in diameter and comes in shades of lavender, pink, white or blue, although they are all lavender in my garden.

Here you see a bud just about ready to open...

and here you see one even closer to blooming. Most years Grecian windflowers bloom in my gardens for five or six weeks.

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cieldequimper said...

Hey to spring! They are so pretty Have a great Sunday enjoying them!

Leora said...

So nice that they last that long! A beautiful, delicate flower.

B SQUARED said...

Such a "wild" color.

SandyCarlson said...

That's an elegant name for a gorgeous flower. Thanks for this bit of a beautiful day!

Stefan Jansson said...

Very common around the Mediterranean. It's called Balkansippa in Sweden.

Leif Hagen said...

Marvelous Spring flowers!

LifeRamblings said...

those are lovely blooms. Happy spring!

JJ said...

Blue coloured daisies what could be simpler or more beautiful.
Loved 'em.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

A couple of years ago I cam upon a planting of several thousand of these flowers. I still have not forgotten them. Thanks for bringing up the memory.

Ebie said...

Beautiful! I would enjoy them, for that short lifespan.

Love the color, and the life stages of your windflower.

Carver said...

I love the shade of lavender of these beautiful flowers.

Verna Luga said...

Wow, lovely wild thing... great capture...

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Carletta said...

Love the shadows - beautiful shots.
The color is so much more intense in the bud.

Jane said...

Amazing colour EG, thanks for sharing they are beautiful flowers:)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Pretty pretty purple! I have never see these flowers but they are beautiful and so are your photos, purple is a difficult color to capture.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: Wonderfully shown, what a great flower.

 gmirage said...

Beautiful view of all 3, I love the last one best!

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful flower, such a rich color to it.

Thanks for the tip on identifying my shadow shot flower - it is definitely a bergenia. And it has "bell shaped" flowers, so how perfect was that. LOL

Momgen said...

Just pretty flower. Happy TF!

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i beati said...

outstanding color sandy

Nance said...

You captured the vivid color so well...for all of us to enjoy!

Robin said...

How beautiful, I love the color.

Noel Morata said...


very beautiful photograph, i love the color and delicate nature.

Cezar and Léia said...

Google Reader was actually showing a post with rail cars. That really got my eye, particularly considering that I worked with rail transport for a few year and have seen quite a few kinds of cars (for grains, oils, containers, steel) but never seen one like that!
God bless you!

Cezar and Léia said...

And of course your flowers captures are great! :)
God bless you!

Unknown said...

Wondering why you call it Grecian.. We also call it Anemone.. Ανεμώνη in greek.. and it blooms in early spring all over Greece..
have a nice week.

dot said...

I love, love the color of those!

Al said...

Pretty lilac daisies, it can brighten up a day. Very nice.


Arija said...

Beautiful, one of my favourite spring flowers.

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic!!!! What an exquisite color and such a delicate flower. Thanks for once again sharing with Today's Flowers.

Adrienne Zwart said...

Oh, I love the one that is close to blooming. Such a lovely shade of lavendar! :)

Anonymous said...

I sis not respond to your last comment about my pink Star Magnolia.
From my garden book:

Plant Needs
Zone: 5 to 9
Light: Partial shade to full sun
Moisture: Wet or moist
Soil Type: Sandy or loam
pH Range: 3.5 to 7.0

Suggested uses for this plant include border and specimen plant.

Planting Notes
Transplant in the spring in a location protected from wind. Avoid southern exposures to reduce change of early flowers being damaged by spring frosts. Buy plants with balled and burlapped roots or container-grown plants. Plant in fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

Easy to maintain. If required, prune after spring flowering. Mulch to conserve soil moisture.
Ask your local garden center, if the Star Magnolia is recommended for your area.

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