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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Hey to spring! They are so pretty Have a great Sunday enjoying them!
So nice that they last that long! A beautiful, delicate flower.
Such a "wild" color.
That's an elegant name for a gorgeous flower. Thanks for this bit of a beautiful day!
Very common around the Mediterranean. It's called Balkansippa in Sweden.
Marvelous Spring flowers!
those are lovely blooms. Happy spring!
Blue coloured daisies what could be simpler or more beautiful.
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.
Beautiful! I would enjoy them, for that short lifespan.
Love the color, and the life stages of your windflower.
I love the shade of lavender of these beautiful flowers.
Wow, lovely wild thing... great capture...
Remains of the old Dabaw
TV above my coffee
Love the shadows - beautiful shots.
The color is so much more intense in the bud.
Amazing colour EG, thanks for sharing they are beautiful flowers:)
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.
EG: Wonderfully shown, what a great flower.
Beautiful view of all 3, I love the last one best!
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
Just pretty flower. Happy TF!
Mine is here
outstanding color sandy
You captured the vivid color so well...for all of us to enjoy!
How beautiful, I love the color.
very beautiful photograph, i love the color and delicate nature.
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!
And of course your flowers captures are great! :)
God bless you!
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.
I love, love the color of those!
Pretty lilac daisies, it can brighten up a day. Very nice.
Beautiful, one of my favourite spring flowers.
Fantastic!!!! What an exquisite color and such a delicate flower. Thanks for once again sharing with Today's Flowers.
Oh, I love the one that is close to blooming. Such a lovely shade of lavendar! :)
I sis not respond to your last comment about my pink Star Magnolia.
From my garden book:
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.
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.
Just posted sunrise pictures from Lake Ontario/Guildwood Village
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