Monday, February 14, 2011
Anemones - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
Though not a traditional red for Valentine's Day, I wanted to paint something bright, cheerful and different - thus blue anemones! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
The anemone have been associated with anticipation and unfading love and come in all sorts of colors from red to white to blue/purple. I saw a wonderful variety of these at the Green and Growing Show last month. They grow from bulbs or from seed, bloom in our region in May and June, but some varieties can bloom as early as crocus and daffodiles (still a bit early here for us in piedmont North Carolina). They thrive in partial shade, and cut flowers can last a week or more. Absolutely lovely flower!
Off to work again -- HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! HOPE YOUR DAY AND WEEK ARE FILLED WITH LOVE AND JOY!