Description Meconopsis grandis, nicknamed the Blue Poppy (although it is only poppy-like), is the national flower of Bhutan. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. The flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. In 2009, horticulturalist and author Bill Terry published his 'gardening memoir', Blue Heaven, about the plant.
Mircea Gaitan, Brno Member Since September 2011 Artist Statement The photography is the passion of my life since I was young. I learned the photography basics from my father who traveled with me in many places to take pictures.