poppie poppy population is larger than last year. Their glowing yellow blossoms brighten up dark spots in the damp woods they have chosen to make their home growing amid the white violets and fiddleheads. The two plants I transplanted last spring have were lovely blooming in my garden a couple weeks ago.
It always amazes me how much difference a week makes. I can walk by a place year after year, but if I am not there the right week or even the right day, I might easily miss a wildflower that is so obvious during its blooming time. I've walked this path for ten years and never noticed the wood poppies until last year. There are too many of them for them to have come overnight. The same is true for the bloodroot of which I wrote about a few weeks ago. Their bloom lasted only four days in the woods. Many flowers, without their blooms are unnoticeable.