The first summer Rich had his house, we started gardening in his backyard. I bought a poppy that is hardy to Zone Three, but it didn’t look like it would make it. The next year it did come back and bloomed once, while I was busy with the Early Music Festival. It has continued to get larger, and this year it has six spectacular blooms. Thanks to Richard Bonomo and Kathbert for taking these photos on their phones.
The poppies from a distance, with Kathbert's orange lilies blooming beside them.
A closer shot of the poppies. They were closing up because it was evening.
Finally, a shot of the poppies fully opened. Aren't they gorgeous?