Saturday, May 02, 2009

A Blue Beauty

Look what burst open on this rainy morn! It is my Himalayan Blue Poppy. Isn't it a beauty? It is a shame that she turns her shy head away from the garden path. I really had to work to get a front view picture. It was drizzly and warm today and working in the garden was actually comfortable. However, that has all changed and right now a big black cloud crossed over our house and it is absolutely POURING outside. I am glad I got in my 4 hours of yard work. I put tomatoes and pepper plants into my straw bale gardening experiment in the front near the driveway. The lettuce, beets and mesclun are all looking healthy in their little 'patch' in back.





7 comments:

Rosemary said...

Wow I am so impressed. It is a beauty. I so want to grow one of these.

Mrs4444 said...

She IS gorgeous. I find the contrast between the long,stark stem and the full, floppy bloom amusing :)

Cher said...

What a gorgeous flower! The color is so pretty!

Lynn said...

So pretty! I wonder if it will reseed itself as easily as my orange poppies do?
Lynn

Teresa said...

Thanks Rosemary, Barb, Cher and Lynn!
Barb, I think the flower looks a little like one of those little prairie girls wearing a bonnet; you know, the kind on Blue Bonnet margarine boxes!
Lynn, this one is not as easily propagated as the orange ones, but I am trying!

Lisa said...

Loved your comparison to the "Blue Bonnet" lady on the margarine.Very striking color and definitely a great photo to enjoy! Lisa

Anonymous said...

Do they have a fragrance?
Beautiful.

Mom