Vignette Wednesday: Last Poppy Bloom

The last poppy bloomed in my front garden this week and a heat wave in the 100's is forecasted for the weekend.  I'm busy preparing for the garden for the heat.  Hoses are strewn throughout the garden and the soaker hoses are on high!  But, I wanted to take a moment to say farewell to my spring garden.  Poppies are simply luscious as they unfold in the morning.  I treasure them. And if you receive a poppy in a bouquet from me, just know that you are loved. 

 Princess Victoria Louise Oriental Poppy

Princess Victoria Louise Oriental Poppy

As a young girl, I looked forward to my Mom's orange poppies blooming.  And I loved the poppy seed heads that sounded like maracas once they dried.  I leave the seed heads to dry in my garden too.  And kids walking by, take them and listen to their newfound maracas.  It makes me happy.  I'll always have a clump of poppies in my garden.

My friend, Anna at Flutter & Hum, started the weekly Wednesday Vignette meme because she has an eye for color and design.  She's a garden designer, architect, color expert, and she has taught me to see my garden in new ways. Thanks, Anna!