"T" Parties in the Garden
Ever wondered why poppies are called poppies? While painting plein air in the mountains of Oakley, Utah, my friends and I heard a distinct “POP” and looked down, to discover a poppy had burst out of its pod and was unfurling its red, wing-shaped petals before our very eyes. Mountain poppies are happy creatures, with cool days and chilly nights in the higher elevations just to their liking. They grow to the size of small dinner plates. These bountiful beauties are perfect for painting!