A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 7 – Grecian Windflower

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“Anemone blanda var. rosea ‘radar'” – Spring 2013 – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

“A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

Going minimalist on this extremely cold Friday… Anemone blanda… A plant that only seems to bloom for a day or two… I actually stumbled upon a patch behind an abandoned house a few years back… Small baby blue flowers rising above a carpet of English Ivy… After observing in awe for a few moments… I liberated a few specimens for my own gardens… Here is what I have learned so far…

Grecian Windflower is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from a short rhizome… It has bronze-tinged leaves… Each plant produces a single flower that lasts for a few days… If left alone it will form a mat… Sunlight requirements are variable… It will survive in both full sun as well as full shade… Though when grown in the shade the full potential of the bloom will never be realized…

Any flower that blooms around the same time as the trees can be considered beneficial… Early season pollinating insects are absolutely necessary for fruit production… I can’t stress enough how important it is to never forget that the pollinating insects need food just like us… Don’t be a dead-beat employer… If you expect the bees to work in your garden… Pay them in flowers…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

New To writing and never had to site sources before… These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring… My source is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information… But much of this is just related from the web…

This website and all of the information presented within is provided free by the author… Me… It is my sole opinion and is not representative of anyone other than myself… Although this website is free… I sell prints of my photography here – www.society6.com/chriscondello – or you can contact me directly with questions at – c.condello@hotmail.com – Although it isn’t a requirement… It helps…

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3 thoughts on “A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 7 – Grecian Windflower

  1. It’s such a monumental project it deserves going broader and beyond cyberspace.

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  2. Chris, do you have an end product in mind with these daily flower posts? Like a book? Even hand made or self published?

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