FOTD – October 2 – Poppy Week! – Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Poppy Week!

Yesterday I showed my orange shades of poppies including some that were seemingly draining their colour. Here they pale completely:

(Click on image to open in a new window and click again to expand)lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 4-1This slightly pinkish poppy has lost very nearly all it’s red colour and has fewer stamen than it’s larger red and white cousin shown on Day 2. Also the larger pair of petals (the L/R pair) seem to be trying to split in the middle of their outer edge?

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lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 4-2This is a slightly smaller poppy than the previous one – around 3cm wide (just over 1 inch). My white poppies in general are smaller and seemingly ‘weaker’ than the original red remembrance poppies, but they lose none of their beauty.  So far the poppy variations my garden has developed have had either black or black and brown stamen or the white and golden combination. This one breaks new ground with white and grey/green stamen. I wonder what green pollen taste like?
lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 4-3This pink blush poppy also has  green pollen laden stamen.  The slanting morning sunlight can be seen catching tiny drops of dew settled on the fragile petals.. 🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 4-4I caught this pure white beauty relishing the morning sun as it evaporated off the drops of an earlier shower. 🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 4-5This show-off has opened up it’s cup of pure white skirts to my camera to reveal both a pool of gold pollen and rainwater solution along with a part of the hairy green calyx that was protecting the petals up until the previous night! 😉
All photos are the actual shading with the only editing done being close cropping for sharper definition.

More variations in Day 5 tomorrow. 🙂

Previous poppies:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

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link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – October 2, 2019 – Decorative Cabbage

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17 comments

    • I just take their photographs… and add a little water if required! ( It’s frequently required these days 😦 )

      Had some seeds from a neighbour about 10 years back, just the red/black cross kind mixed with plain red.

      Every year since they produce new variants that seed and they seem to cross-breed or just mutate into something i have never sen before.

      I just took pics of one with over 2 dozen petals/petalettes??

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