Planted last fall. These were purchased because the Tete-a-Tete daffodils I wanted were sold out. These aren't as cute, although they are also miniature in stature. They always have a not-quite-open look to them.
My neighbor passed away last year. She had a beautiful garden. Her lovely, highly fragrant peonies and these blue flowers were among my favorites. I had asked her what these blue flowers were, but she didn't know. They were a gift from an old friend. Every spring I would admire her beautiful blue flowers. It wasn't until a few days ago that one of these lovely flowers was found blooming on my side of her hedge! It was such a gift! I quickly transplanted it into my garden bed in front of the house. It transplanted without missing a beat. I found out recently, with some research, that this is anemone blanda. Armed with this knowledge, I ordered 100 of these in the variety 'Blue Shade' to hopefully decorate my early Spring garden beds for years to come.
A lovely miniature in their second season. I wanted to purchase more last season, but they were sold out. Instead I purchased Rip Van Winkle instead....unfortunately.