Thursday, May 31, 2012
Papaver 'Drama Queen' Makes Another Entrance
Two more poppy flowers appeared yesterday, back, way back, in the Japanese Maple bed by the Koi pond. For balance I hung on carefully to the Maple's slender trunk, stepped over the Coprosmas and volunteer Impatiens, over the Corsican Hellebore that did finally grow a few new leaves, around the Geraniums madeirense and 'Rozanne', to reach a place where I could photograph the poppy flowers that rose like tropical birds out of dark jungle.
The first poppy flower of a few days ago has morphed into the distinctive globular poppy seed pod:
Crimson meets violet-fading-to-burgundy.
'Drama Queen' is giving the Epiphyllums a run for their money in the race to gaudy.
The poppy may be ephemeral, but the entertainment value has been considerable. And that's it for May, 2012.