Mood Indigo at LongWood Gardens

blue poppy
blue poppy

Made a trip to Longwood Gardens yesterday to catch the Orchid Show (and Sale!). It was a cold but sunny and crisp day and I only wish there had been more time to luxuriate in their stunning conservatory that was bedecked with orchids, but also had their customary spring floral display for those of us who are ready for spring now. And of course the famous blue poppies. From the rarefied altitudes of the Himalayas, these poppies are flow in in from Alaska to awaken from their frozen dormancy in the capable hands of Longwood horticulturists. One wonders, how ‘green’ this is, but for now, they remain a star attraction in Longwood’s spring display and one can see why. And for those of you who’re thinking they’re not really blue, remember that true blue is not found in the plant kingdom as far as I know-delphinium blue is probably as close as it gets.

Here are a few photos I took . I’ll save the orchids for another post.

Aechema 'Patricia'
Aechema 'Patricia'

blue poppies, many an iridescent violet
iridescent blue poppies turn a lovely lavendar violet as they mature


the famous blue poppies-this was the bluest of the lot
the famous blue poppies-this was the bluest of the lot

Gorgeous displays of the rare yellow form of Clivia miniata, a South African Speices
Gorgeous displays of the rare yellow form of Clivia miniata, a South African Speices


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thousands of plants make up the the largest living wall in the USA
thousands of plants make up the the largest living wall in the USA

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