These are two very large red poppies that bloomed in my wildflower garden yesterday. The poppy on the right would spread easily over the palm of your hand, it’s pretty large. That particular garden is at least waist high on me now, and the poppies are more sparse this year because all of the other large weedy looking wildflowers that I’m hesitant to pull are taking over.
I get excited now when I see spots of red in the wildflower garden from my studio windows. I was excited to see them growing freely on the sides of the road on our trip down south. How cool that the state of TN encourages wildflower growth on the side of the highways! I am impressed. Illinois would have had that burned up and mowed over in a matter of a week.
Do you have a favorite wildflower?