I love visiting my sister’s garden in Alaska. Her four-month season, compared to my twelve month season, means when we arrive in June the garden is in late spring. The daffodils are done, but the tulips are blooming and the lilacs are ready to open. Peonies are in bud and delphinium is three feet high, about half their height. Later perennials are just emerging. Not only is the season different, the cooler weather means she grows flowers that will not grow for me, such as this Himalayan Blue Poppy. Isn’t it beautiful?