Wednesday, June 29, 2022

first poppy

I so love Icelandic poppies.  I didn't get to see any in Wimbledon earlier this year, since they had met with an Unfortunate Horticultural Accident (but my father ensures me that they are regrowing, so that's very good news).  I planted some here last week; tended them gently through the heavy monsoon rains when they looked a bit surprised to be battered, and today was rewarded with the first delicate, semi-transparent bloom.  I'm sure this won't be the last poppy image that I post ... Papaver nudicaule (also known as Arctic poppies), don't really like heat any more than they like water, so this is hardly an ideal climate for them, but I will do my best for them ...


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