Not sure when it started but I just LOVE anemones! You never seem to see them in a florists window or a special bouquet, more often than not they are crowded together in a plastic bucket outside the shop or at a farm stall on the road, all closed up and rather overlooked.
Those of us who know, buy them, take them home and marvel at the fantastic colours as they open up, pinks, purples, reds. After a day or two the flowers seem to turn inside out until the petals fall off, they seem to be straining for your attention, until the effort is too much. Sad but beautiful.