Our poppies are in bloom starting today.  I attach a picture.

We were working around the back yard today, weeding and cleaning up,  when Pat noticed the first bloom.  I said, hey, this is the point where we could make some money (to support our retirement)

I have researched, and just before the Poppy  flower blooms you cut a slit in the pod and drain the ooze.  Catch enough and you have opium.  BIG MONEY

But Pat wants the flowers to bloom.  Granted they are pretty and they get better every year. But think of the lost income.

First Poppie