Japanese Anemones seem to like my garden and they are most welcome.  I think mine is Anemone hupehensis var. japonica.

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The blooms look rather delicate and bashful sitting in my vase, reminiscent of a dog rose…

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… but the plants are really rather brutish in the garden where they grow taller than me.

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They have a long flowering season, blooming from now until September and I enjoy the bold foliage and sculptural buds almost as much as the flowers.  As I said, almost:

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Bees are never far away.

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There is a National Collection of Japanese Anemones in Otford, Kent and in Southampton, Hampshire.

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