This saffron-tinted variety of the usually yellow Welsh Poppy (Meconopsis cambrica), is so vivid that I resorted to using indirect light – rather than direct sun – to allow the silky delicate details of the petals to be captured. The same happens with some human faces, something well-known in portraiture. Although they can be difficult to get established, the Welsh Poppy will self-seed if happy in their situation. This is one of the few Meconopsis poppies that is not from Asia, where those stunning blue species can be found. A quick identification tip for Meconopsis poppies: look at the shape of the green centre that becomes the seed pod, and it will be tapered as opposed to flattened like in other orange poppy species.
- Wet and Stormy Spring
- Winter Garden Jobs
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- Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’) Winter Care
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- Manure & Composted Additives for Soil Improvement
- The Beauty of Flowers Close-up: Looking forward to 2016.
- Ferns in the Winter Forest: The Beauty of Foliage
- Showing the Bones of the Garden