We all recognise the field poppy or Flanders poppy that grows in abundance in our corn fields each year but how about some of the other fantastic poppy varieties?
Calafornian poppies come in an amazing variety of colours and forms.
Theres the amazing blue of the Hymalanan poppy
Or the faboulous 'peony' flowered poppies
We've been using Icelandic poppies in our work at lot recently, and although they look fragile they are actually quite robust just remember that the stems need sealing with a flame if you cut them then the flower will absorb water through the sides of its stem. . I think they look best either on their own simply arranged in a jug or similar or with other 'meadow' like flowers and grasses.
For bridal bouquets I like to add just a couple as feature flowers, the transparency of the petals adds a delicacy to a bouquet that few flowers can match.. Just simple and beautiful....