Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kissed by the Morning Sun

I am soooo busy, with a family reunion coming up this weekend. I am hosting it the first night at my house, for my immediate family, and then we will meet with our cousins for the weekend at a resort up the river. Just taking a minute to share a photo today......



This poppy seems to really glow, as it basks in the early morning sun. I don't know for sure which kind it is, as it was in a mixture of seeds, but it is just so charming!


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16 comments:

chelle said...

oh Mama, that is stunning. can't wait to see it in person tommorow...

gardenpath said...

I don't know what it is, either, but it sure is pretty. So is that white one on the last post. Do you grow them from seed?

Owin & Irena said...

I thought the white poppy was interesting. this one is simply stunning. have a happy family reunion.
cheers
irena

Connie said...

gardenpath - Yes, I do grown them from seed. Usually I winter sow them, then transplant to the garden while the seedlingz are small.

Jane Marie said...

I love the fringed edge and the color. It's fantastic. Do you know the name?

Me said...

not only does it glow it floats.

Beth said...

I love all the "fringiness" of that flower. Have a wonderful time at the reunion!

Gina said...

I'm jinxed - i still cannot get the poppies to grow.

connie - that one is beautiful.

Rachel said...

I'm with gina-- I can't even get California poppies to grow! I do want to try peony poppies and shirley poppies next year. What a lovely flower! Have a special weekend with your dear ones (especially your smallest dear one, our common relation!)

ChrisJ said...

This one glows on the computer as well as in your garden!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Wow! The color, the frilly/pinked edges... that poppy certainly does have it all.

So when you grow them all together in mixes like this, is it possible to take seed from just this one and get similar-looking ones? Or would you get mixed poppies from this one, too?

Connie said...

blackswamp girl - I planted a mix of peony-flowered poppies received from a Gardenweb trade, but this one doesn't look like that type to me. I did have some'lavender' poppies planted in that spot last year, so maybe it came from seed dropped last year that grew along with my transplanted ones. I think poppies stay true to family type, perhaps with some color variation because of pollination by bees. That said, when you trade seeds you can sometimes get some surprises.:-)

Catherine said...

Beautiful capture! That is a gorgeous poppy! And I also like the Swawns down in previous post!
Cat

Jamie said...

That is a lovely poppy! I have some plum colored poppy's on my wish list. And while I'm here, your new house color is great, too!

Miranda Bell said...

I love these poppies - I had some just self seed in our garden last year and they came up again this year too which is lovely - no idea where they drifted in from! That's the joy of nature! Miranda

Kylee said...

Wow...what a gorgeous poppy! I need some of those.