During my first year in Kentucky I ordered a variety of heirloom poppies from Select Seeds.
I saved the dried pods and sprinkled seeds throughout the gardens.
I brought saved seed when we moved to our current location.
Thus far the dominant poppy is 'Lauren's Grape'.
I'm hoping some of my favorite deep reds will yet bloom.
It may be time to order a few different kinds for next season.
Newly opened poppy--morning fresh.
A 'sugar bowl' effect.
Poppies are at their loveliest for a matter of hours.
My favorite of that morning's photos.
Too soon wind and rain damage the fragile petals.