I was rushing out of the house on Saturday morning, when this huge red poppy caught my eye and made me slow down a bit. Isn't it gorgeous?! Since I'm relatively new to gardening, I feel very fortunate to have walked into a property like this. I've been anxiously waiting for plants to bloom, hoping to identify what's growing here. I know we have these all of these flowers and a bunch of apple trees, and I was thrilled to see big, orangey-red poppies! The people who owned this house before us clearly loved to garden. These poppies live in a flower bed by our back door. The flower beds were overgrown and hideous, so I took out the old wooden boards and stripped out a lot of weeds (you can see the before images here). Thankfully, I left the poppies alone.
Here's what the flowers beds looked like in the rain this morning. PRH set those plastic pots in there until he finds a spot (they're lilacs and stonecrop). The beds are still a work in progress, but we're getting there. I'm hoping that stump grows back- my uncle cut it down when he was fixing the chimney, but I have no idea what it is...something thorny.
On the left side, we have poppies, lavender, hens and chicks, and daffodils.
I can't wait to see what else arrives.