15 Jun 2012
One puff of wind and it's over
So much for keeping a daily eye on the progress of the coral poppy... I went away last weekend and returned to find that the plant had flowered and then dropped its petals in that time! Must have been quite a show; there were half a dozen of these fuzzy seed heads, leaving two buds still to flower. One had opened this evening - I found it being wobbled around by high winds. I wonder if that will still be there to photograph tomorrow morning? With one left after this, and a busy Saturday planned, I feel the window of opportunity is closing rapidly! Do they flower twice in a year? I hope so!
I'll leave the seed heads but I bet they'd look lovely tucked into a vase of flowers!