Thursday, July 27, 2006

Annual Poppies and Gardens

Many years ago, I saw corn poppies, Papaver rhoeas growing in a wheat (ie corn) field in England. I was smitten then with the image of red flowers with the golden foliage of ripe wheat, and have since loved the way annual poppies, Papaver spp. look in landscapes. I tried with success to recreate this image by designing and planting a natural-appearing wildflower meadow for a friend.

Since then I've continued learning about annual poppies and how they can be used in designed landscapes. The result is a series of articles that begin on May 27th with Poppies and the Landscape of War..

You may read about the necessary steps in creating a poppy landscape in these articles of mine:

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