Category: Nature Photography
Posted: September 12, 2018

Fall Blooming Japanese Anemones

Fall Beauties

by Stringbean

Flower Photos Contest Entry 
Although the plants may take a year or two to become established, fall-blooming anemones form a handsome 12-inch-tall ground cover that can spread quickly when planted in the right place. They flourish in light to partial shade in moist, humus-rich soil but will tolerate full sun as long as there is sufficient moisture. Locations receiving morning sun rather than the hot afternoon sun are best. Water-saturated soil, especially in the winter, may lead to the death of the plant and should be avoided.
Spring planting is recommended, and mulch is necessary during the plant?s first winter. The type of soil also determines how quickly a plant spreads; anemĀ­ones spread more easily in a light, moist soil than in a heavy, dry soil.
These perennials don't require deadheading to prolong flowering, but cutting out spent flowers can keep plants looking tidier, although you will sacrifice the attractive seed heads. Once hit by a good, hard frost, the foliage blackens and becomes unsightly, so many gardeners often remove it in late fall. If the darkened foliage doesn?t bother you, however, leave it as winter protection.

Macro shot of the Pink Anemones the macro lens tends to pick up the white intricate fibers on the back of this flower. The Japanese Anemones is the last of the blooming flowers in my flower garden.
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