Sunday, April 19, 2009


Nearly out of a romance novel:
A statuesque beauty in a lovely dressing gown of seafoam green steps out, and no one can look away from her violet eyes and startling red coif. So beautiful, so dramatic, everyone wants her. She dances in the gardens of what passes for royalty in American history. Then, she disappears.

But, hundreds of years later, she is alive.

For the incredible story behind this poppy, please read this post.

If you'd like to help me keep this part of history alive, let me know in a comment, and I'll do my best to save some seed for you.


Lucy said...

She is true royalty.

I'm so pleased to see the fruition of that glorious poppy post. She's a stunner, Christina.

Meghan at Making Love In The Kitchen said...


libraryflower said...

I would enjoy planting some of these poppy seeds. I have extra seeds I've collected from Lauren's Grape and Mexican Tulip Poppy in my garden if you are interested.

Christina said...

Hi Libraryflower. I can't find an address to which I can email you about your offer of exchange. I'm interested in the Mexican Tulip Poppy.

libraryflower said...

sorry, here is my email:

ybehpour AT gmail DOT com

Unknown said...

Hi Christina,

Amazing coming-out pictures of this debutante. I'd love a few seeds to try here in Michigan.