Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
The Oriental Poppy is native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran orginally a scarlet orange colour selective breeding in the 19th century has created a range of colors from clean white with black blotches through clear true pinks and salmon pinks to a deep maroon.
After flowering the foliage dies away entirely, which allows their survival in the summer drought their native lands. So ideal for the UK this summer!
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Thursday, 15 July 2010
Sunday, 11 July 2010
the bees are enjoying it and I'm enjoying the sweet perfume though I do believe certain people in the nieghbourhood think it unkempt.
This is our Today's Flower post and it also gives me an excuse to post a favourite poem:
I have told the bees
He is gone from us;
I have given up gossamer prayers.
Carry roses, pacasandra, azaleas
The birch and dogwood to listen;
Send the song of his memories back to him.
He tends his garden
And remembers now,
Whispering his story on the wings of the bees.