I stole some time to be out in the garden this past weekend. It had probably been a month since doing so. This time of year most gardens are fading, including mine. I don't mean color-wise. All of the fall foliage is spectacular. I'm talking about the blossoming plants.
Does everyone know about Windflowers? I didn't until a few years ago. My mom's good friend had them growing in her garden and I was hooked. She let me dig some up and I promptly planted them and they took off.
The opening process is pretty slow. They are buds for weeks, it seems.
They remind me of Cosmos with the delicate petals.
They probably grow the best in the sun but I also have them in full shade and they do very well. Not as profuse, but I love white blossoms in the shade.
Here, some are mixed in with Wisteria and Jasmine and Iceberg Roses.
(For Holley: zones 4-8- Anemone x Hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'- even though you're zone 9, I'd still try!)
So there you have it. This Mary, who is quite contrary, thought she'd show you a bit of how her garden grows. Windflowers.
And now off to work for the week, and hoping I don't have to deal with too many..... windbags.