People often ask me, “What’s your favorite plant?” My answer is always the same. It depends. Partly it’s the old song, “When I’m not with the plant I love I love the plant I’m with.” But I think maybe the answer really is, Poppies. Specifically red Poppies. Annuals, Papaver rhoes –Flanders Poppies or Corn Poppies — as here, scattered in the Nepeta, the beginning of my succession garden.
But also the perennial Poppies, Papaver orientale Beauty of Livermere,
much taller and more dramatic.
I am hoping these will be available this fall for next year’s bloom.