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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Icelandic Poppies

Mr TG found a wee gap in the garden the other day...

Just enough room to squeeze in several Icelandic Poppies.
Unfortunately, ever since he bought them, the weather has changed again and they're taking a bit of a battering in all the heavy rain we keep getting.

Their tissuey petals are like ballerina skirts and they're beginning to appear in a variety of shades & patterns.

When the sun does come out, that empty space is no more.
And when the petals drop, it is worth enjoying, just for a while, the seed head.


Renee B. said...

Thanks for reminding me how much I love Icelandic poppies! Haven't had them inmy garden for a few years now.

Ali said...

'Cos they are Iclandic they'll be used to cold and wind - they are gorgeous - I am sure I had some of these - hmmmm I think my hubby has pulled them out thinking they are weeds - grrrr

Bethany Benton Art said...

I'm so glad there was a gap in your lovely garden to squeeze these into. They are such beauties! I love poppies but haven't been very successful growing them. Thanks for sharing yours, Jane. :-)

Crystal said...

I love Iceland Poppies. Fortunately, I haven't grown any this year. They look lovely nodding in the breeze, but they'd have been more then just nodding today.

Alistair said...

I think I will squeeze in a few of these also, fed up looking at those yellow wild things that I can only pull out when a certain person is not looking. We haven't had the high winds or severe rain but its far too cold.

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