The Wonderful Anemone (Windflowers)

 

 

 

Container plants can be set out any time during the growing season. Spring is the best time to set out fall blooming plants.

Plant bulbs with about 2 inches of soil covering them.

Bulbs can be planted close together for better presentation of the plants.

When planting from container loosen the soil to a death of 12 to 15 inches. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the diameter of the container.

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Carefully remove the plant from the container and place in the hole so the top of the root ball is even with the top of the soil.

Gently fill in around the toot ball and firm the soil around it. Water thoroughly. Divide or move plants in the spring.

Fall bloomers nay be slow to establish, but will have a tendency to spread.

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Water one inch per week when rainfall is not present. Once established anemones require little care.

Deadheading will not prolong the blooms, but will make the plants look better.

With any type of bulb allow the foliage to remain in place after blooming ends so it will absorb sunlight that provides energy for the bulb to produce blooms the following season.

The only caution with anemones is that they are poisonous if ingested, so be careful.

 

-My Yard Garden

 


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