Apr 072015
 

This is the time of year for young growth to exhibit some, not all, of their best characteristics. The young foliage of Anemone x hybrid is pushing through the soil. Sturdy leaf petioles are covered in dense fine hairs. The leaves, a delicate bronze upper surface and showing a frosty white reverse.

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1540182.ece

An interesting article, it puts our Garden into perspective, here we cultivate plants. Also our role to explore and explain the world of plants becomes all the more essential in promoting the importance of the plant kingdom.

Anemone x hybrida

Anemone x hybrida

Anemone x hybrida

Anemone x hybrida

Sep 032014
 

The vigorous cross, Anemone x hybrida makes a dash of colour in the copse here at the garden. This shaded area with moist soil proving a perfect home to grow and develop.
A vigorous plant reaching 1.5m bearing simple terminal flowers with pink petals. It is however a variable hybrid with many colour forms. This group producing a succession of flowers with overlapped petals cupped together as a shallow dish. As the petals drop the ring of yellow stamens gains prominence.

In contrast, to exhibit the diversity of the hybrid, A. x ‘hybrida ‘Whirlwind’ has pure white petals and can be seen in the roadside planting opposite the rock garden.

Anemone x hybrida

Anemone x hybrida

Anemone x hybrida

Anemone x hybrida

Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind'

Anemone x hybrida ‘Whirlwind’