Outdoor

Anemone

Latin name of Anemone genus came from Ancient Greek ἀνεμώνη that means “daughter of the wind” (ἄνεμος (“wind”) + matronymic suffix -ώνη). It was long believed that the flowers open if the wind blows. Pliny the Elder wrote about anemones: “The flower never opens except when the wind is blowing, a fact to which it owes its name.” This year I observed an example of the relationship between the wind and my anemone plant. The ancients were definitely wrong – beautiful flowers opened despite of the calm weather. Moreover, first strong wind plucked delicate petals. Cruel father.

Anemone flowers against Aster 'Little Carlow'
Last photo of fragile anemone flowers at the moment of the storm starting 2d October 2018.
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