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Spring Poppies

June 5th, 2017

The bright spring poppies started blooming last week. They used to grow throughout the front foundation garden, but I’ve slowly been reducing their numbers and letting them grow in one specific spot. They are allowed to grow and bloom at the base of the rock wall below the living room windows.

I think buds are just as pretty as the flowers actually, their gooseneck shape is stunning, especially with the low evening light. This area should be aflame for the short season they bloom. To be honest, orange isn’t my favorite color when it comes to flowers, I’m also not a fan of super vibrant flowers. My favorite blooms definitely are more pastel and range from purple to white.

What’s blooming in your garden right now?

One Comment to “Spring Poppies”
  1. Nebraska Dave on June 7, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Susy, I’m partial to blue and purple flowers. Although I do like the bright yellow daffodils in the spring. Tulips of fire have the bright red leaves trimmed in yellow around the leaves make for a spectacular display in early Spring when Winter is waning. So, yeah, I guess I do like bright colors in the Spring but then the Summer comes and the pastels take over with Impatiens, Coleus, and Silver Mist. I’m really behind on potting up my hanging baskets for this year. Today I leave for 10 days of vacation, so I’m not sure if the baskets will be a reality this year.

    Have a great pastel flower day.

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