vibrant color of oriental poppy

vibrant color of oriental poppy

IMG_4942The first Oriental Poppies have broken out of their hairy bud casing, their flamboyant ember-red color standing out against the vibrant green of spring grasses. Planted many years ago, they return each year in May to carpet the central circle. The deer don’t eat them, and they aren’t daunted by the weed-whacker either! They stand up 2-3 feet tall on tough stalks, and the flower itself can be 6-8 inches wide. Truly splendid!