Friday, April 18, 2014
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Poppy p.s.

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.

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)
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.

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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

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