July 31, 2019 Poppies, Christopher Lloyd, Daniel Defoe, Mary Vaux Walcott, Richard Morris Hunt, Smithsonian Gardens, Robert Frost, Gardenista by Michelle Slatalla, Updating Beds, and National Avacado Day

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Did you know that poppies were Christopher Lloyd’s favorite flower? In his short essay about poppies, he introduces ‘Goliath’ poppies, which grow to 4 feet tall and offer the most abundant blooms of any poppy. Lloyd wrote about the blooms saying, “They are rich crimson, which is as exciting as scarlet. In choosing plant neighbors…

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