Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Now That's a Poppy!

I pulled in the driveway tonight after a rather long day, and what did I spy with my little eye? A big, bright spot of pink that definitely wasn't there this morning. I jumped out of the car and immediately went over to investigate.

It's a poppy!

A giant pink oriental poppy no less. It's almost as big as my hand,
and I don't have dainty little girl hands. This one just showed up this spring, it must have self-sowed from the poppies I planted (after winter sowing) last spring.

Isn't it beautiful? I love poppies. Some day I want to grow a giant field of them.
Note to self: Winter-sow many more poppies next year.

1 comment:

  1. I have this same poppy! I'm going to be posting about it soon. Oriental poppies have always been a challenge for me, to I was thrilled beyond thrilled to see it LIVE and bloom. So gorgeous, aren't they?

    I actually have two poppies this color - 'Cerneum' and 'Queen Victoria.' The only difference is the color of their centers.


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