I love poppies. In my garden, they finished their big show over a month ago, but that won’t stop me from bragging about their beauty. And individuality.
So today, I will overwhelm you with poppy gorgeousness. Prepare yourself.
Above, a picotée in delicate shades.
And its cousin, in dark shades. Note the hot pink near the center…
Isn’t this one the Drama Queen? Complete with fringe, and high contrast action.
A beauty in deepest red… and hot pink. Absolutely shining in the sun.
Hot colour, light pistil, in contrast with the one before…
I call this one the Cutie Pie. All pink inside, and deep red outside.
Up close and personal with the Drama Queen. Couldn’t resist.
Then, there is the white one with pink heart and exotic pistil.
And the aging beauty, starting to show its wear and tear, but still showing some flash. Feels familiar!
And this is the “all together now” moment. This is just a section of the poppy riot that occurs every spring in my garden for the past 7 years, because I shake the seed heads in late July, and I encourage a whole bed of them to flourish the next year. Best dollar seed packet I ever spent!