The poppies were here! The poppies were here!

The orchid extravaganza at Longwood Gardens is also host to  

When I met my friends from Berks County, out at Longwood, recently, 
this displaywas the first one I visited! 
The blooms were towards the end of their growing season, 
but still beautiful!
I found out the the flowers are harvested from Alaska in the fall, 
and forced to bloom here in the spring by Longwood's staff.