Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stuck on a color


Since I posted lavender/purple on Monday and Tuesday, I thought I may as well continue on that theme and post more lavender/purple subjects.  Today I have a type of poppy I've never seen before.  I noticed them growing in the vegetable garden at the Desert Botanical Garden.

They were at least 5 feet tall and since I didn't know what they could be, I stopped a docent and asked.  She told me they are poppies.  I never heard of poppy that large before but, I did some internet searching and sure enough, they do exist.

14 comments:

Steve Reed said...

Actually, those look like bona fide opium poppies, which are very large. (As opposed to the smaller California or European red poppy.) I love the papery-looking texture of their petals.

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful poppies, such rich colours!

Kate said...

The color and texture are unusual and outstanding!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I, too, was unfamiliar with such tall poppies.

Kathy said...

I know the garden has a plant sale each year. Do they also sell seed? This would be one to wish for.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the things I find out everyday when I visit my fav blogs.. five feet tall! that's as amazing as the colour Sharon.

Judy said...

When I lived in Phoenix many, many years ago, I had a neighbor who grew these in his backyard. I think nature loves the color purple.

Mersad said...

Nothing like the colors of nature during spring.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

RedPat said...

And they are beautiful, Sharon!

cieldequimper said...

That's a new poppy colour for me too, it's lovely!

William Kendall said...

They are lovely, Sharon.

Jack said...

I have seen really big poppies, but never in this gorgeous purplish/lavender color.

Randy said...

I love the details in the first photo.

Thérèse said...

I love oriental poppies. They are so different to the ones we are used to see.