Our second poppy bud of the spring quietly emerges, awakening itself slowly in the gradually warming soil, readying itself to unfurl toward the brightening skies.
Our first bud awoke, alas, a couple of weeks too soon. Inert now, done in by a late spring frost, still it stands erect as a sentinel, the silent harbinger of warmer days to come.
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Lovely post. What color will this beautiful poppy bud be?
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It’s an Icelandic poppy, and will likely have frilly white petals, like crinkled paper, with a bit of color striation, and bright yellow and orange stamens in the center.
White poppies are usually the norm, but we also get a few bright reddish orange buds which are a nice addition. They reseed each year, and it’s always a fun mystery to see which colors will emerge.
How wonderful! I love that about spring in the garden.