Each first thing in the garden is precious: the first strawberry you pop into your mouth, the sweetness of your own first cherry tomato.
Today my delight is the very first Oriental poppy (Cedric Morris).
I love the subtlety of its coloration as if it wanted so badly to be a cream poppy but couldn’t resist the silvery tone of the dusty miller and the appeal of a pale pink dawn. So this poppy is the blend of all three elements and is nature’s perfection. It evokes all of the loveliness of spring: mildness, pale newness, soft delicacy. And it combines beautifully with the spring blooms which are its companions- the peonies, the anemones, the irises.
It’s the uniqueness of stunning garden gems such as this poppy that I seek out to help make your bouquet truly the only one you will find.