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Anemone Pulsatilla aka Pasque Flower

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I planted 5 or 6 years ago 2 small Anemone Pulsatilla looking for a spring blue-purple perennial that could thrive under the shadow of a large maple tree, near the forest edge – a tough location.  I also needed a plant that was resistant to deer (turning the plant into a salad).

The verdict > The Pasque has slowly thrived and has self-seeded itself.  After blooming is complete, I will transplant the outliers into a tighter grouping and watching to capture a couple of seed pods.

Pictures are from this morning (May 8) at sunrise.

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Also under the maple tree is perwinkle, which began to bloom last week and appears to approcaching its peak.  It is a great ground cover in these shaded tree landscapes, but does expand aggressively into other spaces and needs to be kept.

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Continuing on the secondary theme of propagation, we have another technique that is not usually recognized – proprogation by squirrel. I always amazed to see crocus, muscari and daffodils growing in places we never planted them. Currently, we have 3 daffodils (2 singular and one now a group) growing 100+’  away from the original grouping within the forest.

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Written by raspberryfisher

2013/05/08 at 18:37

Posted in Life in the back

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