Winter Aconite – Green Thumb Sunday

The Winter aconite growing in my orchard has started to emerge and bloom. I caught my first glimpse of this cheery flower the other day and thought it would make a great entry for Green Thumb Sunday.

I had never seen this lovely cheery plant until I moved to the farm. It would be easy to miss this lovely little plant as it is so tiny but the colour of the flower is so vibrant and bright that it stands out in the dreary winter garden. Check out the Winter Aconites flowering on Sunk Island.

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What plants are emerging in your garden this January?

If you would like to grow aconites then Thompson and Morgan supply aconites.

  1. Hi Sara, what cheerful flowers they are. They kind of look like lemons when not opened up. Can these be grown in my neck of the world?Comment by Curtis – January 20, 2008 @ 1:09 am
  2. Oh that’s lovely. I’ve seen photos of this plant before, but I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it in a garden. Beautiful.My photos not up yet but it will be soon!

    Comment by Tricia – January 20, 2008 @ 6:28 am

  3. They have just appeared in my garden too! They are the first of the bulbs to appear and are always a joy!Comment by Cottage Smallholder – January 20, 2008 @ 7:56 am
  4. I’ve never actually seen this in the wild, only in photos. They’re so cheerful at this time of the year. I’ll have to look into the possibility of planting some.Comment by Dragonstar – January 20, 2008 @ 5:51 pm
  5. Have never seen or heard of this flower. It looks very pretty!Comment by Chris and Laurie – January 20, 2008 @ 6:20 pm
  6. An interesting new plant. It’s brand new to me. Right now, I have desert wildflowers coming up from the rains we received last month. We need more rain to help them really take off, so it will be touch and go as to whether I have a lot or a few this year.
    Happy GTS,
    AiyanaComment by Aiyana – January 20, 2008 @ 7:36 pm
  7. I can’t wait to see some blooms here. It’s so ccccold right now. minus 30 celcious tonight!tea

    Comment by tea – January 21, 2008 @ 12:18 am

  8. I’ve planted this several times in different places in my garden and its never taken, sigh.Comment by claire – January 23, 2008 @ 8:39 am
  9. So lovely to see these flowers at the end of winter. We once lived in a small Lincolnshire village where there were carpets of aconites. An elderly country gentleman told me that they dug them all up in the war, to use an extract of aconites as a medicine for our troops. I am sure he said it was quinine – but I think it must have been something ‘like-quinine’.
    It would be interesting to know if anyone else has heard of this.Comment by TopVeg – January 25, 2008 @ 5:43 pm
  10. In Denmark you see these everywhere and everyone is excited at their appearance, as they bring a hint of spring. I’ve never seen them in England, and will have to look into TopVeg’s comment and see whether there’s a reason for it…
    Gorgeous pictures. :)Comment by teeweewonders – January 27, 2008 @ 2:15 pm