Blue Poppy, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, PA

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Blue Poppy, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, PA

 

Each spring, for a limited amount of time, you can find blue poppies blooming in the very large conservatory at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. They are always fun to see and photograph.

 

Subhash Sharma  "This beautiful blue poppy (Meconopsis grandis) in the genus Meconopsis of flowering plants (family Papaveraceae) was first described by French botanist Viguier in 1814 who named it as poppy-like (gr. mekon poppy, opsis alike). It is the national flower of Bhutan. although it does not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. The flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. In 2009, horticulturalist and author Bill Terry published his "gardening memoir", Blue Heaven, about the plant."

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Dublin, Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.

 

 

 Blue Poppy, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA
Photograph by Dolores Kelley
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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Joan Cox
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Roy, the blue poppy is sure beautiful, and don't think I have ever seen one in person.  

Apr 20, 2017 05:29 AM #8
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We were planning to visit Longwood Gardens today. Rainy weather is keeping us at home.

Apr 20, 2017 05:31 AM #9
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GORGEOUS !  Have never seen a blue poppy until Now ...!

Apr 20, 2017 05:39 AM #10
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Roy Kelley  What  a beuatiful unique flower

Apr 20, 2017 05:42 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Very beautiful.  I don't believe I have seen a blue poppy before.  I am hoping I can plant my 8 tomato plants today.  The soil for the most part has been to wet to work.

Apr 20, 2017 05:54 AM #12
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Good Thursday morning to all. I hope you are having an outstanding week.

Apr 20, 2017 06:21 AM #13
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Scott Godzyk
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I love the color Roy Kelley . Have a good Thursday, time for me to hit the road and show some new buyers some homes 

Apr 20, 2017 07:01 AM #14
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Roy -- over the years of following you, your visits to Longwood Gardens Conservatory have provided many beautiful photos.  Although I had previously never heard of it -- I'm sure if/when I find myself in the Eastern PA or the Mid-Atlantic, it's worthy of a stop.   

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Now there is a bright spot in my morning! A blue Poppy. I don't think I have ever seen one! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Apr 20, 2017 08:04 AM #16
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Brian England
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That looks amazing!  I don't think I have ever seen this before, I know my Mom would absolutely love having that to enjoy!

Apr 20, 2017 08:10 AM #17
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Roy,

I have not seen blue poppies before.  This would be a worhwile stop for us to make just to see this.  A

Apr 20, 2017 08:49 AM #18
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That would really be something to see these growing in their native habitat!

Apr 20, 2017 04:44 PM #19
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Your comments and your continued support are very much appreciated.

Apr 21, 2017 04:10 AM #20
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This blue poppy Roy is an amazing example of nature at it's best. It must be even more dramatic to see in person!

Apr 21, 2017 04:10 AM #21
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Thanks, again, for stopping by. Have a great Friday and an outstanding weekend.

Apr 21, 2017 05:04 AM #22
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Hi Roy. Beautiful as always. Have a wonderful weekend and do something fun.

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I have to say I never get tored of seeing flowers that Dolores photographs, they always look perfect.

Apr 22, 2017 05:33 AM #24
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Good Saturday morning to all. We expect a rainy weekend in Maryland.

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I noticed that I now have over 1,800 followers. Thank you very much for following my blog. 

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