5000 Poppies

When I visited the Chelsea Flower Show last month one of the exhibits that I found particularly appealing was 5000 Poppies A Community Tribute of Respect and Remembrance…image

Two daughter of World Ward II Veterans, Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight began with a goal of crocheting 120 poppies to “plant” on Remembrance Day in 2013.  Their tribute of love quickly turned into an outpouring of community interest resulting in about 50,000 contributors from around the world…

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Our guide, Judith Blacklock knows the ladies and so we were pleased to have the opportunity to meet Margaret Knight and she took the time to give us a first hand account of their amazing journey with the crocheted poppies…

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Phillip Johnson, acclaimed landscape designer, collaborated with the project to recreate the installation at the Chelsea Flower Show.  It was most assuredly a poignant commemoration made even more so by the chance to hear first hand from one of the founders…

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I forgot to tell her about the latest addition to the canine “flower girls”  OPP,

Poppy…

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Thanks for reading along…

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