all photos, Dan Ryan
My purple "Patty's Plum" poppies are in bloom! These oriental poppy blossoms sit atop long wiry stems and only grace us with their presence for a short week or so each year. Their dusty lavender skirts—like crinkled, ruffly satin dresses the day after the prom—have a big dollop of blackberry jelly in the center. Deliciousness!