Last year, we replaced some backyard grass with a meadow. Until a week ago, there were only a few flowers blooming, mainly an interesting clover. Then the poppies started blooming:
The seed we planted, a wildflower mix, came from Vermont Wildflower Farm. I supplemented the mix with wood poppy, hepatica, bloodroot, black cohosh, and Mertensia bluebells. None of those native wildflowers came up, I watched carefully in early spring and later. So it’s not what I expected, but I love the combination of red poppy and cornflower so far. And I wonder what’s coming next of the 27 species in the description – there should be some coreopsis, flax, and bee balm before long. There’s one wide angle image (35mm) to show the scene, but most of these were taken with a 300mm lens.