Every spring I keep a watchful eye as my poppies form buds that grow plumper day by day until finally...
...BAM! There's the first one in all its glory! Today was that day:
What a pretty color! We have lots this year, too, all red. We planted some about 5 years ago, nothing. Next year, one. Next year, nothing. This year...a whole row of poppies!
We had red ones in a previous home; as I remember, they were pretty good at spreading, aren't they?
We have some of the more common orange ones, but the salmon above is my favorite. Alas, it has not spread much...maybe 3 plants this year.
That is my absolute favorite Poppy. The petals look like crinkled tissue paper, so enchanting. Thanks for reminding me to plant some. I have a new garden now. I wonder where I should put them? They like afternoon shade, right? Robin in NC