Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fried Egg Flowers

I like flowers that look like fried eggs, such as the classic 'fried egg' flower, the Matilija poppy, a California native.
This sasanqua camellia that is blooming right now in the Moonlight Garden is another example of a 'fried egg' flower blossom that I am crazy about. I don't think it is their similarity to a popular breakfast food that endears them to me, but the pure, bright colors and simple forms.

4 comments:

nancybond said...

They do, indeed, look like fried eggs. :) Your Moonlight Garden is going to be spectacular!

MNGarden said...

I like these with a big boss of stamens. I'm thinking of putting in some red ones.

Msrobin said...

Very pretty, but do you have a poached egg plant, or Limnanthes douglasii? I think you should add it to your collection!

perennialgardener said...

It is pretty Sheila. I love the idea of a Moonlight Garden.