DAZZLING - Sunflower 'Green Heart'; MASSES OF COLOUR - California poppy
'Fruit crush' was among the best of the bunch; TROUBLE FREE - Viola 'Pumpkin Pie' looks great
* Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) unveils California Poppy
in San Francisco in 1915 and becomes the embodiment of ballet in America.
The California poppy
(Eschscholzia californica) puts on a brilliant display of cream, red, yellow, apricot and orange flowers.
From a number of appropriate candidates observed growing nearby our experimental field, we chose California poppy
, Eschscholzia californica Cham.
The 16-feet trail featured the wintersweet, the California poppy
, and flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations.
Any ornamentation was reserved for the silk veil, which was edged with hand-embroidered flowers representing the 53 Commonwealth nations; the California poppy
, a nod to the bride's birthplace; and wintersweet, which grows in her new home, Kensington Palace.
Meghan, the Los Angeles-born actress, also selected two personal favourites: a California poppy
and wintersweet, which grows in the grounds of Kensington Palace and outside her and Prince Harry's home, Nottingham Cottage.
My favourite is the California poppy
, the delicate petalled orange flowers said to have been the source of the name The Golden State.
Seeds of sweet Annie, wild bergamot, California poppy
, Flanders poppy, California chia, epazote, and desert marigold may be mixed with sand and strewn in fall or early winter to emerge, flower, and exert their healing influence in the heart of nature.
Monica added: "If a headache has already started, betony is a fantastic herb, especially when combined with California poppy
State flower, brilliant orange; opens only on sunny days GOLDFIELDS Gold-yellow flowers; covers many Gold Country hillsides LUPINE Vivid blue-purple blooms MONKEY FLOWER Yellow or orange; trumpet shaped
The wild-flower mixture contains around 50 different species including corncockle, sweet alyssum, cornflower, California poppy
, flax, borage, lemon balm, corn marigold, poppy, love-in-amist, soapwort, white mustard, crimson scarlet, fennel, and sorrel, among others.