Name: Anemone blanda
Type of Plant: spring bulb that blooms blue, white or pink daisy like flowers in early April.
Why I Love/Hate this plant: One of the most cheerful spring flowers, and they spread because they self-seed. Plant them around daffodils and in perennial gardens. Write on your fall calendar to buy the bulbs, and place them about 2 or 3 inches deep in clusters for the best effect. These do best in full sun.
A Word to the Wise: This bulb isn’t drought-tolerant so plant them in gardens that will be watered once a week through the summer. Learn to recognize the foliage because self-seeded plants will grow the first year and not bloom until the second. So you’ll want to be sure not to pull these new plants out!