The 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!
Splendor of Poppies
About the Author: RuthAnne Comrie
I have the best job in the world as Office Manager at North Beach Inn! Fantastic bosses (my cousins), awesome guests who always seem to be happy, wonderful workmates (including my husband!) and a magnificent view from my desk of tall Douglas firs, blue ocean and distant islands, with the occasional deer browsing the garden flowers. Am i waxing eloquent? Absolutely and unapologetically!