Saturday, August 29, 2009

Flower Of The Week #10 - Poppies

Being here in USA is a privilege to see all the beautiful flowers that are not available in my country, Philippines. I love flowers very much. My mother does, too. I want to make a photo collection of them starting this day. I will be posting the "Flower of the Week every Friday. These flowers will either be from our garden or from somewhere that I will have PERSONAL ENCOUNTER to... and definitely, they will be from my camera, too.
Poppies are very soothing to my eyes. I used these flowers as designs on my (wedding) "Thank You" card that I gave away to those who were in our wedding day. I glued them on the card paper and laminated them with white glue to preserve its color. Everybody commented that my card was pretty.
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A poppy is any of a number of colorful flowers, typically with one per stem, belonging to the poppy family. They include a number of attractive wildflower species with colorful flowers found growing singularly or in large groups; many species are also grown in gardens. Those that are grown in gardens include large plants used in a mixed herbaceous border and small plants that are grown in rock or alpine gardens.
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There are many colors of poppy and some have dark center markings. The species that have been cultivated for many years also include many other colors ranging from dark solid colors to soft pastel shades. The center of the flower has a whorl of stamens surrounded by a cup- or bowl-shaped collection of four to six petals. Prior to blooming, the petals are crumpled in bud, and as blooming finishes, the petals often lie flat before falling away.

11 comments:

Denise said...

Really lovely.

Duni said...

We have these in our garden!

Zephyr Girl said...

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chubskulit said...

I love this kind of daisy.. daisy sya diba?

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Very lovely Grace! i hope you ave a wonderful week!

Grace I just read that comment about being a co-author and some of it is not true.

I am a co-author at two other sites and I have access to make posts and also delete posts.

Becareful!!:-)

Mari said...

those are lovely poppies, grace. there is a place here where fields of poppies bloom every springtime, and people drive there just to view the flowers.

June Saville said...

Hello Grace
I love poppies too. You mentioned on my blog Journeys in Creative Writing that you have an ambition to write. I see that you have begun on your blog and that is all that is required. Now, jut keep going.
Maybe buy a book or two to get some sophisticated skills as you go along ...
I began working as a writer when I was 15 years-old - 58 years ago! You have plenty of time ...

jodi said...

hi grace, how are you today? ang ganda ng flowers dito..pag medyo nag iisip ka tas makakakita ka ng ganito, nakakalamig ng isipan di ba? salamat sa post mo na ito...

RenJac said...

Oh thats is beautiful :)

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

lovely flower ^_^
nice photo grace ^_^

Misty said...

Beautiful photos of the poppies.