Friday Flowers…poppies in the village

Posted: July 21, 2017 in flowers
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Many villages in France have wonderful floral decorations and there’s even a designation for those with the most attractive displays.  But sometimes you find beautiful flowers tucked into corners or off to the side.  I saw these in Mélisey as we walked back to our parking spot after yet another wonderful lunch at Chez Mimi.  What a glorious sight!

© janet m. webb

If you’d like to read more about the towns awarded the Ville Fleurie designation, go to France This Way by clicking here.  The author says:

The ‘towns and villages in bloom’ award (ville fleurie) is given to French places that make a special effort to create a pleasant natural environment for both residents and visitors by focussing on plants, flowers and open areas within the town.

Even if a town doesn’t have this designation, you’ll find plenty of flowers and arrangements in many places and of course, you can always keep checking on my blog.  🙂

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Comments
  1. Hammad Rais says:

    This is a big bunch of cuties 🙂

  2. Dan Antion says:

    It always feels nice when you walk by something pretty.

  3. Jet Eliot says:

    What a cheerful swatch of poppies, and how enchanting to find it unbidden. Thanks Janet.

  4. joey says:

    Lovely. I do so love green spaces! I bet they have much better variation there as well.

    • Variation of flowers? I’m a big fan of green spaces, flowers in the public areas, parks, and so forth, too, Joey. And there’s scientific proof that all those things make people feel better (unless they have allergies, of course.) 🙂
      janet

      • joey says:

        Here, it’s very much a repeat of Russian sage and daylilies. I’m not saying there aren’t other plants, but it’s much the same — I bet they have more variations there, like aesthetics weren’t an afterthought.

  5. Those are beautiful. Mom used to struggle to grow them in our yard. Always like flowers!

  6. Poppies don’t last long, but while they are here they are gorgeous. This is a lovely planting. 🙂

    • I thought so, too, Judy. We had some before we moved. I planted perennials this year, including English lavender, but maybe a few poppies will be in order for next year. 🙂

      janet

  7. The poppies look like they’re dancing. Nice color …
    Izzy 😎

  8. Red Iceland Poppies? These look so cheerful!

  9. A town with a genuine beautification policy is clearly a good place to be! It says a lot about the attention to detail and genuine care invested into the community.

  10. Madhu says:

    What a pretty sight! I love the ‘Towns in Bloom’ concept.

  11. restlessjo says:

    Some people say poppies are sad, but I always love the blaze of colour, Janet. 🙂

  12. Su Leslie says:

    How lovely, and very cheerful against the grey-brown of the buildings in the background.

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