August Flower of the Month: Poppy
Bright Summer Flowers
August is such a wonderful time for all of us flower lovers as our gardens are full of vibrant flowers and gorgeous scents. Whilst our gardens will all be different in both size and colour, one flower which we might all have in common is the poppy. You might have chosen to plant a perennial poppy in your garden, or perhaps scattered some seeds to create your own wildflower meadow. However, it is highly likely that you find poppies just appearing in your garden as if from nowhere after their seeds were blown in by the wind.
Poppies are usually in flower from May - August, however each individual flower is only likely to last a few days or a week at most. This is due to their delicate paper-thin petals which are easily destroyed by summer rain or wind. Poppies also make great cut flowers, however you will still struggle to get them to last longer than about a week in water. The only way to enjoy their beauty for longer than a few months of the year, is to choose to go faux.
Gorgeous Faux Flowers for Your Interior
We have a fabulous selection of poppies in a variety of colours which are perfect for giving your interior that natural look. Here are some of our top poppy picks:
Red Poppy Stem - Our individual red poppy stems look so realistic with their real-touch buds and leaves. They have been created to look exactly as if you have picked them straight from your garden or a wildflower meadow. Now is the perfect time to purchase these stems as they are part of our summer 3 for 2 stems offer.
Pale Apricot Pink Poppy Stem - These pale apricot poppies are perfect if you want to add a hint of colour to a neutral interior. They look stunning displayed on their own in a simple vessel, or can be used to create your own wildflower arrangement. They are also part of our summer 3 for 2 stem offer.
Fuchsia Poppies and Foliage - If you love vibrant poppies, then you will love these fuchsia poppies with foliage which we have arranged in a frosted bottle vase. They look so realistic with their bright yellow centres and flocked stems.
Wild Flower Mix - This gorgeous arrangement of pale peach poppies with hidcote lavender and foliage looks so realistic and natural displayed in the optic glass cylinder vase. Perfect for updating your summer interior or for gifting as an August birthday present.
Peonies, Roses and Poppies in a Large Tunisian Urn - Add a touch of glamour to your interior with this stunning arrangement. Comprising fresh peonies, roses and poppies with beautiful long leaf eucalyptus and winter foliage, it is set in a stunning Tunisian, hand-thrown urn with handles. We only have limited stock left of this gorgeous display so you will need to be quick if you would love it for your home.
Don’t forget - all of our individual stems are currently three for two in our summer 2022 stem offer. Shop our stem collection