Tuesday, June 10, 2008

blue poppys


the petals have fallen from the first poppy which came out, and a pleasant surprise to find another two opening.

10 comments:

Michael said...

WOW!! I didn't think anyone grew blue poppies except in parts of Afganistan. Wherever did you get them? Actually there's a garden here in Quebec called the Reford Gardens which has some but otherwise I thought they were very rare. So good for you, Claire!

Katie said...

You and Jodi with your blue poppies are about to cause a garden blogosphere riot of all of us jealous bloggers! They are so beautiful. You are very lucky!

wildside said...

:-)

clairesgarden said...

Michael, i purchased the blue poppy plant last year at the Scottish Explorers Garden. not sure how long it'll survive her but hoping it spreads and is happy.
Katie, i longed for one of these for a long time and had no luck trying from seed.
Wildside, exactly!!

peppylady said...

I never seen that blue of a poppy.

gfid said...

so lovely. true blue is such a rare thing in flowers that it always gets our attention. i have lovely old-fashioned delphihiums in a blue very close to that of your poppy.

Thursday said...

These look fantastic - I hope there's a strong enough wind to blow some seeds all the way down south to my garden :)

Kerri said...

Oh, serious envy going on here, Claire! Good for you getting a blue poppy to grow and bloom! Aren't they glorious?
I love your astrantia too. And your love-in-a-mist, and..well, ALL your flowers! :)
I'm glad you're going to have lots of broad beans. That's one veggie I didn't like as a child. I wonder if I'd like it now. Will have to try them and see.
Happy summer!

Michelle said...

These are gorgeous!What does the foliage look like?

clairesgarden said...

Michelle, about to post a photo of its foliage for you, it doesn't seem to have a lot of leaves.