Poppy season in full swing !!!

Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

Hope I don't hog the forum with my photos. If I do, someone just tell me to shut up !I didn't have any poppies last year as I had moved and didn't have much of a garden, so this is my first year to have poppies at my new house. Sorry to say I only have reds and pinks , no lavenders.

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

pink "frilly"

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

poppy #3

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

single red with sunlight (early morning, it hasn't opened up yet)

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

single pink up close

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

single darker red

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

the only pink ,so far, that has any lavender in it

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

my mom makes fun of me because I LOVE to take photos of "naked" poppies. This one is just half naked

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

There is so much beauty in the single poppies !

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

my corgi ,Punkin, in the poppy bed

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

my "poppy garden" --- I had mostly reds in this first bed and now mostly pinks in the bed to the left of the red bed. Of course these are actually daylily beds and I have so many poppies that I have worried about them smothering out my daylilies. I bet I have pulled up an easy 200 plants before they even bloomed !!!! I didn't realize I put out so many seeds !!!

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Lafayette, IN(Zone 5a)

I only have the old orange poppy blooming at the moment. Will have more a little later.
This came from my mom and who knows where she got it!

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

corgimom! your [poppies are wonderful. I love the pic of them behind the fence.
I remember what a thrill it was to move and see a new garden bloom for the firdt time.
Our plants are just bitties 4 leaves right now, so yours are a treat.

Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

irisluvr - the orange ones are beautiful !!! Those must be perennial ones. ( I don't "know" poppies - I just grow a few.)

ge1836 - thanks -- mine are almost finished. We got 5" of rain yesterday - downpours- and it beat my poppies to death !! Sure made more "naked" ones in my garden :) Just think , when mine are finished and pulled up, you will have beautiful blooms for us southern folks to envy !

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Corgimom - great photos. I love the fence shot!

Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

today's poppies :

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the one with the most lavender in it

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

poppy with early morning dew

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

most of my reds are gone. All of my photos are beginning to look alike.(guess that is why I love daylilies !) and I promise you these are different flowers. I would love to pull them all up now so my daylilies will get plenty of sleep but it will be some time yet before they are ready to be pulled up.

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

I took some pics with a black background so the poppies would show up a little better (they don't need much help - they shine across the yard being chin tall !)

Here are a few new photos

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

another pink with dewdrops

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

from the side you can tell why some people ask me if they are peonies

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

one of my favorite ways to photograph them : getting "naked"

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

There is a variety named peony poppy.
I am waiting for an unnamed OP from a red collection pak of 4.It might open today the buds are just showing red where they split.
We are due for cold and rain so might take longer.

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Heirloom Poppy, white with mauve ...

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Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Shirley Poppy ...

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Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Corgimom, love your poppies! All of mine are volunteers this year, so I get a surprise or two every day!

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Not sure what poppy this is ... it's a mutant of some kind I think!

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Each one is just gorgeous.

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Thanks, pirl!

Ladybird Poppy and friends ...

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

From whom do you buy your poppy seeds?

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Pirl, Select Seeds

www.selectseeds.com

They have a wonderful selection of all kinds of poppies ... as well as sweetpeas ... well, everything! They specialize in heirloom varieties.

And, you can save your seeds then from year to year, or simply let the poppies self-sow, which is what I've done this year.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Thank you very much!

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

nice to see this years crop.
We just have bitties here in the east.
I grew Heirloom "Flemish Antique" last year.
It was in an area where I dug to plant lily bulbs so there probably wont be any poppies this year.

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

More heirloom poppies at my garden plot this morning ...

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

nice photo

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Love that photo! Seeing both the flower open and the reverse side is just grand.

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Corgimom, this one's for you ... one of my heirloom's getting "naked" ...

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Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

... one of the petals "shed" ...

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Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

... another heirloom ...

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