Poppy p.s.

Rosa 'All Ablaze' blazes cherry red in Burke Brothers' Tuscany exhibit, accenting classic Italian elements with bright flowers. (Ron Tarver / Staff photographer)

Here's that Himalayan blue poppy again! It was barely a purplish bud when I swung by earlier in the week. It's open. And it's blue. Today there were folks snapping pictures of it, so they must've realized how rare this opportunity is. I have to agree: There's something about this pale blue flower that draws you in.