The poppies start to poke themselves through the ground about mid April. Poppies belong to the Papaveraceae family and there are at least 100 varieties either annual, biennial or perennial. While I wait for the blooms to appear I’ve been doing some volunteer knitting of poppies.
Soon the roundish hairy heads will appear.
And then the delicate red blooms will appear.
Volunteer knitters were requested through the Seniors Center (where I go for many programs and activities when we aren’t in lockdown). This retirement home sponsors so many programs (crafts, lunches, zoom classes) through this center, it is a good way to say thank you for supporting us.
They plan to have a display of poppies around their front door for Remembrance Day this November. I will certainly be going to take a photo or two of this display when it is up.
The yarn and pattern were provided, I just needed to do the knitting and sew in the centers.
It was a simple ribbing pattern done on circular needles, with a button sewn in the center.
I’m looking forward to seeing the poppies in the garden.