A rather surprising sight greeted me this morning: a single Anemone de Caen. I planted the corms in an old wine crate last autumn and they produced a wonderful, if gaudy, display back in June. I really wasn’t expecting to see them again until next April or May.
Generally, I prefer these anemones as cut flowers because their exuberance can sometimes overpower everything around them, though on the Crocus site I notice that they recommend lavender as a suitable planting partner (sadly, I have no room for lavender, and what little I have had in the past has never done well). But in their crate the anemones proved to be a useful, moveable feast, and I was able to relocate them as needed.
I had so many flowers from the 25 corms I planted, I was able to cut them regularly during June, never more than two or three at a time though. This is surely the cue for me to get some more anemones for the two wine crates currently filled with gardening clobber.
PS Following Uphilldowndale’s comment regarding the scent of anemones, I am now rather tempted to cut this single flower and bring it indoors – which I think means that, although I haven’t done it yet, I can just about qualify for Small but Charming’s monthly flowers in the house link up.