Color back in June…

Sayles experimented using poppies in her arrangements this summer at Sayles Livingston Flowers, and I couldn’t resist snapping some shots while I worked.  They shipped as closed buds and exploded into these vivid colors overnight.  Although it’s a depressingly long way until any of us will be cutting poppies from our own gardens, don’t forget to singe the ends of the stems with a match after you cut them to keep the flowers happy!  Even though they’re finicky and don’t last long, poppies are a great flower to grow in a cutting garden because the seed heads look just as interesting in an arrangement as the flowers do (see below, in the background).

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