Japanese Anemone

In the Historic Gardens at Annapolis Royal last week, I spotted a tall Japanese Anemone with a lovely curly branching habit.

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The gardens in Annapolis are exquisite…from wild and generous, to deliberate and precise. I walked through the quiet little woods and passed the fragrant roses.

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I pulled out my sketchbook and a fat marker and stood and drew the Japanese Anemone at eye-level. By the time this sketch was done, I knew I had to find one of these gorgeous flowers for my garden.

Anemone drawing © Flora Doehler, 2014
Anemone drawing © Flora Doehler, 2014

When I got home, I added watercolour to my drawing. The original blooms were much paler than this, but I wanted a deeper colour.

Anemone drawing © Flora Doehler, 2014
Anemone drawing © Flora Doehler, 2014

I have tracked down some Japanese Anemones close to home and I’ll be picking them up tomorrow at Bunchberry Nurseries!

One thought on “Japanese Anemone

  1. Hi Flora,

    I have white Japanese Anemones in my garden and I love them so much! Lovely sketch.

    You will enjoy them. They like sun, come out in a thicket of large,
    green leaves, then send up the shoots of flowers. They are
    one of my favorite flowers in the garden and they love the fall!

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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