The green wheat’s a-growing,
The lark sings on high;
In scarlet silk a-glowing,
Here stand I.

– Cicely Mary Barker, “Poppy” from Flower Fairies of the Seasons


The poppies in Swee’s wildflower garden opened this week, a bright contrast to all of the green around us. She loves the Flower Fairies, and it’s been such fun connecting the pictures and poems with the real things growing. 

I don’t have much experience growing flowers other than marigolds and petunias, but would love to branch out with all kinds of perennials when we finally land in a place of our own. Until then, we’ll enjoy the surprises this seed mix throws our way. I think the cosmos are next…

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