Monday, June 9, 2008
Peonies & Poppies
My parents have a beautifully landscaped front yard and one of the many plants they grow are peonies. These are just three of the more than a dozen plants they have in the front and back yards. My mother's mother loved peonies and managed to get them to grow in the hard scrabble desert dirt of southwestern Wyoming. These are a tribute to her.
The Commonwealth of Virginia does a fairly lovely job of planting a rotating variety of flowers along its highway medians and exits, particularly along I-66. Beautiful spring colors start appearing first with swaths of daffodils. These are then followed by trees blossoming. Not long after that, poppies and daisies appear. The last of the spring varietals to bloom are lilies. The above two photos show poppies and daises along the median of Exit 62 in Fairfax County.