When we moved in to our home, we found a few pictures of the gardens in full bloom. We haven’t been able to identify the photograph location of several of the photos, but one shows beautiful red-and-white poppies.
Another hint that we might someday see some beautiful paper-like flowers was hidden in the top of the barn — old signs the previous flower farm owner used to sell her flowers. The sign read “Dried Giant Poppy Pods. 5 for $1.00.”
So not knowing what poppies look like as they grow, I was excited to see a little burst of bright red this week in the big round garden that is full of ferns.
Well, it turns out not all of the ferns are ferns. There are a few “ferns” that are furry…and those are the poppies!
I’ve enjoyed seeing how fast the pods swelled, split, shed the green, unfurled their red and black petals, and then a few days later lost their color. This type of poppy is apparently a perennial, so I’m hopeful there are more hidden in the bed and that we’ll have more bright color soon!