I did something I shouldn’t have. I know better. I bought a plant that was budded. Yes, I know that conventional wisdom is that you should purchase a plant with neither flowers nor buds so that it can put all of its energy into settling into its new home in your garden. But it was a large, healthy plant and it was supposed to bloom now anyways.
The pink anemone, “Prince Henry” that I bought at Well Sweep Herb Farm has finally bloomed. It’s a gorgeous double.
The white one, “Honorine Jobert”, has shown no signs of developing buds but it is healthy. I’m confident that it will survive the winter and reward me with flowers next year. I’m looking forward to this one. Thanks to Heirloom Flowers I discovered that it is an heirloom from the 1880’s.