Friday, March 25, 2011

Blue Poppies

 Longwood was setting up for a very large orchid show and sale yesterday but I couldn't help
falling in love with these blue poppies. Hundreds of orchid growers were setting up displays of the most amazing flowers but these delicate poppies were my favorite flowers in the conservatory that day.

My friend Hope bends down for a closer look.
I think I could have sat all day and stared at them!

A maidenhair fern graces Longwood's new 'green wall'.
The largest one in North American (read about it).
Wouldn't you just love to have walls like this in your house?

A graceful purple flower in the Mediterranean Garden (see photo below also).

A blue forget-me-not kisses a spring daffodil in the Children's Garden.

Colorful fountain dances, inviting young hands to play.

My heart lept with joy when I spotted the single bloom on this iris plant.

There were a few plants blooming outside as well like witch hazel.

Korean Azaleas

And Hellebores galore!
 I need some of these in my garden.

Squirrel grabs a quick bite. We see him on the way out and I have to snap his photo.

And a magical sunset on the way home.

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Studio at the Farm said...

Gorgeous photos, Jennifer. Thank you fro sharing them!

Jeanne said...

Those poppies are such a gorgeous color of blue! I have read that there is a blue poppy that grows in the Himalayas.
All the flowers are gorgeous! Such a welcome sight at this time of year. :0)

Sarah said...

Oh my Jennifer...what stunning macros! Ya know I adore flowers..would love them blooming working on that one! What a wonderful place to go see! Wow! I wish we had something like that nearby!! The hellborn pic was stunning..and LOL at the frenchfry eating squirrel!!
Hugs to you my friend, Sarah

Mary Meszaros said...

Beautiful! Love the poppies.

Mary Meszaros said...

Love the poppies!

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

The blue poppies are extraordinary!.. I've never seen Witch Hazel growing, but the blossoms are so wonderfully delicate! Enjoying the photos as usual Jen! Super! ~ Deb

joanne May said...

Wow, I have never seen a blue poppy before. Stunning flower photos. They make me think of summer already!
The little squirrel is so cute. ;-)
Lovely post and love to Pumpkin Pie from Ziggy and me!

Jennifer Rose said...

those poppies are gorgeous! if poppies didn't spread like weeds I would def. plant those ones.

smart squirrel. food and shelter :p

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Zan Asha said...

Ok, do I have to say it? How do I come to LIVE over there? :)


Loving the blue poppies and pink witch hazel. Also enjoyed the colorful tiles in the water fountain. Wonderful pictures. Looks like a great place to visit.

Jessie McCandless said...

Absolutely beautiful photos, as always :) It's funny, I was shopping for summer bulbs and seeing the pictures of the pretty flowers reminded me of you!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

...such wondrous glimpes of incredible beauty!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Any day at Longwood is a day well spent. :) Thank you for sharing these amazingly gorgeous flower photos!!! Theresa