In the Historic Gardens at Annapolis Royal last week, I spotted a tall Japanese Anemone with a lovely curly branching habit.
The gardens in Annapolis are exquisite…from wild and generous, to deliberate and precise. I walked through the quiet little woods, past the fragrant roses.
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.
When I got home, I added watercolour to my drawing. The original blooms were much paler than this, but I wanted a deeper colour.
I have tracked down some Japanese Anemones close to home and I’ll be picking them up tomorrow at Bunchberry Nurseries.