June 30, 2010

Opium Poppy Love

I am smitten with my opium poppies, exotic deep purpley black ones and now ridiculously glamourous pink and red ones that are really worth a close up look.

Tragically, (in floral terms, not life and death, I realise!), they are useless for cutting, shedding all their lovely petals in a nanosecond. However, the seedheads are fabulous and last for ages - some are straight up and down but others entwine in an embrace like a couple of lovebirds...

while others still are simply content to do the boogie-woogie....

What's not to love??

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