26 June 2009

Chocolate Poppy

My cousin Pam, over at Savoring the Sweet Life, is an amazing photographer. Today's post is all about the Coulter's Matilija Poppy. I told her that I would post a picture that I took while touring the Hershey Gardens last month of a Chocolate Poppy. I find it so amazing that the Coulter's Matilija Poppy and the Chocolate Poppy differ so much in color, but the petals are so simlar in texture!


2 comments:

Proud Mom said...

BEAUTIFUL bloom! Wow - what gorgeous colors! I'm so glad you posted this. (Love how you captured the shadows and wrinkles of it!) Does Hershey have a garden of chocolate flowers? (We have a botanical garden in SD that has a section of plants that have unique smells-- the most amazing is the chocolate geranium!)

Dana said...

They don't have a garden of chocolate flowers (well they may, but I didn't see it) but in the Children's Garden (where these poppies were located) they did have flowers that had chocolate involved names like chocolate mint, chocolate poppies :-) I've never heard of the chocolate geranium - I can only imagine what it smells like!