The Colour of Sky! - Himalayan Poppy - NZ by AndreaEL
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This is a uniquely lovely perennial poppy which grows 2-4 feet tall. It produces beautiful silky, 3-4 inch flowers that shade garden enthusiasts love. Although they are known to grow well in the Pacific Northwest, they are worth a try anywhere Rhododendrons thrive – as the Himalayan Blue Poppy has very similar needs. They need shade, acid soil and cool, humid conditions. A special poppy for experienced shade gardeners and collectors. Seeds may require chilling. These are the most amazing coloured poppy’s, I had never seen them this colour before.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 23 Nov. 2010 Spring New Zealand Southland

Featured 8th June 2011

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • John44-Part-2
    John44-Part-2almost 4 years ago

    Outstanding work Andrea

  • Thank you John for your kind words and lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladiealmost 4 years ago

    I’ve never seen a poppy like this, however I can see the resemblance in the thin petals! Beautiful shot!

  • Thank you Stephanie for your kind words and lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 4 years ago

    poppies of any kind are my favs, these are beautiful

  • Thank you Lynn for your kind words and lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsalmost 4 years ago

    Love the colour and light, excellent work.

  • Thank you Paul for your kind words and lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago

    Adorable capture !

  • Thank you Rosalin for your kind words and lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • hootonles
    hootonlesalmost 4 years ago

    Such a delightful image Andrea, and so colourful

  • Thank you Les for your kind words and lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    I adore poppies. This colour is lovely. Great shot Andrea.

  • Thank you Joyce for your kind words and lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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