Poppies are some of the brightest of the early Spring flowers. But they are also some of the most delicate and the blooms only last a short time. Here in Provo, where I live, we have to worry about which types of flowers are part of the local deer populations' food supply. Tulips don't last long enough to bloom, but they don't like daffodils at all. I don't know where poppies fall into the food chain, but I did like this one very much.