See what these friends have noticed this week:
Maggie: Farmers Wife Day By Day
Eileen: In My Playroom
This week on my walk about town, I discovered a patch of oriental poppies growing on an abandoned lot where the house was recently torn down. The traditional oriental poppies were growing with purple lupines, purple Siberian iris & some wild white phlox.
When I see poppies growing like this & in similar colour combinations, I am reminded of a favourite Agatha Christie book "Cover Her Face" because there's a chat in the story about the troubled young lady wanting to decorate a room in wallpaper with poppies & bunches of blue corn flowers. I haven't read any Agatha in quite a while. There was a time when I borrowed the videos from the library of the BBC productions of Agatha's stories, again my favourite was with Joan Hickson in Cover Her Face. Umm maybe I need to put on my summer reading list another old favourite book.
But back to my poppy finds. The other patch of oriental poppies that caught my attention with an on mass planting in a revived cottage garden. The display was eye catching & quite impressive. The lady now living in this cottage has a keen eye for floral colour combinations of which inspire me.
While I don't grow this traditional colour(an orangery red) of poppy in my garden, I really do enjoy the vibrancy of both these gardens.
Oh so tempting to bend & stretch to more photos, but where to stop as my own poppies are coming into glorious bloom!