Papaveri azzurri.

DSCN2231

DSCN2232

Nei giardini finlandesi e’ molto comune trovare questi papaveri dalla bellezza davvero unica:  sono ornamentali e coltivabili come si fa normalmente con i fiori.  Resistono bene al freddo invernale e amano il suolo boschivo.  Nelle foto sopra,  lo straordinario Himalayan blue Poppy,  in finnico:  Sinivaleunikko  (Meconopsis betonicifolia) e nelle foto sotto un’altra verieta’ in arancione.  Purtroppo li ho fotografati a fioritura avanzata,  ma la natura e’ un po’ come la vita:  non sempre in ordine,  bella,  positiva,  in forma…no?

(Fotografati nel parco di Marketanpuisto,  vicino a Helsinki).

DSCN2988

DSCN2396

DSCN2398

DSCN2399

DSCN2400

True blue poppies.        This kind of ornamental poppy is commonly cultivated in Finnish gardens:  it resists very well the rigid winter climate and likes to be in a woodland soil.  The name of the extraordinary variety in blue is:  Himalayan blue Poppy,  in Finnish:  Sinivaleunikko (Meconopsis betonicifolia);  its beauty is unique. 

The variety in orange is quite fascinating as well.  I shot them when already ahead of flowering,  but nature,  as well as life,  is like that:  not always in order,  fit,  tidy,  ready…

(I shot them in Marketanpuisto,  a public garden not far from Helsinki).

 

 

****

Linked to:  Friday Bliss.  Willy-Nilly Friday.


46 thoughts on “Papaveri azzurri.

  1. Che meraviglia, non sapevo dell’esistenza di questi papaveri azzurri! Conoscevo solamente quelli rossi, gli stessi con cui da bambina passavo le estati a “costruire” delle simpatiche bamboline 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I have a collection of different types of poppy in our garden. I would like to grow the blue variety too. I love blue flowers – the poppy is very delicate and special.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. These are two colors of poppies I have not seen yet (the same flower as the “state flower” of California – each state in the USA has a flower representing them).The orange will be one of the flowers I will post coming weeks:) Here the red and the white ones are also common. Gorgeous and so interesting for All Seasons, Luisella! Have a fantastic week!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s