Faded But Still Interesting

You will remember a few weeks ago I was talking about the great colour that poppies add to a flower bed. Well I am afraid to report that the colour is starting to fade from these lovely flowers. However the interest is not entirely lost!

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While there is still one stray flower putting on one last burst of colour here, I am personally more interested in the seed heads that are left behind. As the season goes on I think they get better and better as they begin to dry out and turn a deep mahogany colour. They really look great when they are left intact during the winter and get adorned with frost.

 

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