Monday, January 07, 2008
I've always had a soft spot for rue anemones, perhaps because they are so small, and look so... defenseless. Indeed, they are becoming scarcer with the ravaging of our native woodlands. The deep, damp ravines in the woodland preserve that I have been managing are carpeted in spring by rue anemones, Dutchman's breeches, and bloodroots. I'm slowly beating back the invasive garlic mustard and multiflora rose, so that hopefully these wee anemones will bloom on for many bird song-filled, green springs to come.
I've got to remember that they've been moved to Thalictrum - I still call them Anemonella. This is my favorite plant & I have 3 varieties of it, the white, a dark pink & a double. I'm so tempted to get the double pink 'Oscar Schoaf.' Last year was the best for them ever in my garden, as they never went dormant. Keep up the good fight against the Garlic Mustard, it's also a big problem here.
MMD... It's pretty confusing when things keep changing genus. I've seen the double pink, and it's lovely. It's a little hot and dry for a lot of the thalictrums here.Post a Comment