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.
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 !!!
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
Jubilada - you are right - I lOVED the "getting naked" shot. Maybe we ought to start a "Rated R" thread.LOL.
My poppies are,sadly, almost gone due to pounding rains. Hate to see them go , but they are in my daylily beds and I need the space (and sun !!!) for my daylilies to grow. All things have their season...
WHaaaaaaa The bathroom remodel has claimed 2 OP buds I have been waiting to see open. Last years plant in a hot collection so no tag.
They dragged a compressor hose across the plant and snapped 2.I am bummed.
1836, pretty poppies ! (nice deck,too) Mine have just about finished. I am getting ready to collect seeds. I have had many pods to rot this year. We have had 5" of rain several times lately and I guess that did it. I think my later blooming poppies will go to seed just fine.
Thank you, Mrs_cola, thank you, thank you. That is absolutely marvelous! I love, love, LOVE it. What a beautiful little film, with all the wonderful things one could imagine, bees, and birds, and beautiful flowers ... perfection! I'm gonna pass it on ... too good to be missed!
mrs-cola ! that is such a positive statement about the peace in a garden.Choice on music was wonderful.Very professional film.
I love the late afternoon when Chickadees come to the waterfeature to bath.
Such a proud mom today.
My first annual poppy bloomed.
It self sowed from 6 feet away.These were planted by the Bear and this one came up in the DL bed at the edge of the path.
None of my direct sown are showing buds yet.The ones that are budded have buds so deep in the leaves its hard to see.
mrs cola, your video was wonderful ! I,too, love nature. I am sadly giving up my poppy beds to make way for my beloved daylilies. I tried to have both of them in the same beds this year, but the poppies almost smothered out the daylilies !
I do hope some poppy seeds I scattered around the edges of my yard will come up through the grass/weeds, but I doubt it. I LOVE my poppies,too. They are so stunning in the spring !
That is part of one bed and I had another right beside that one - both just full of poppies from dark red to pinks to corals and a few lavenders. I loved them BUT they actually smothered a few of the daylilies in those beds. I never dreamed I would have so many come up ! Since I moved my daylily space ( all garden space) is so limited that I give up so many of my other flowers.
Before I moved I had a fellow master gardener tell me that I had more species of plants in my yard than she had seen anywhere around. Not anymore. I lost most of them during the move.Then my dear hubby told me he was NOT digging me that many flowerbeds ever again !!!!! I was too broken down to care for them by myself and he didn't want to have to help me with it. So... I have a few daylily beds, some hydrangeas, and a few other things scattered around.
I will be hoping for some poppies around my yard this spring but I just threw seeds in the edge of the yard along where hubby doesn't mow. Whether they will come up in the weeds is yet to be seen !!!
If I lose all my poppies, I hope some one on here will take pity on me and share with me at the end of the season. Maybe I will have some kind of seeds to trade by then.
I dream of big poppy patches this year, especially for my Granddaughter Jenna's cutting garden. What fun she had last year, searing the stems when we cut them. She's 8, and to be able to do that was big fun, so of course she wanted poppies all the time in her bouquets.
Those larkspur are gorgeous! Tall, wow!
Your larkspur looked lovely in that grouping, Jo Ann.
luv,luv,luv your larkspur !!!!! I had a few but they all came up in the pathways instead of in the beds. I told everyone that they just had to step around them because I was NOT pulling them up !!!! Now I've forgotten (now that you brought up the subject) where I put my larksput seeds !!!!!!
pollyk - yes, I 've been on here before with my poppies. First we had my mother-in-law to die right after Christmas in 2007, then in 2008 we moved to north Mississippi to live by my mom so I can now help care for her. She lives by herself (she is 82) but I can see "the big A" , as we call it in our family, creeping up on her every day. I do all her driving but don't know how much longer she will be able to live at home. We will let her stay there as long as we can.She has always been such an independent person that,when the time comes, we will have a struggle to get her to leave her house. She loves to garden ,too, and sometimes I think that is what keeps her going. All winter we talk about what the garden will look like in the spring ! I now live on the land that was hers, and before that, her parents. 59 acres that has no value to anyone but my family.Gardening has always been in our blood.
Corgimom, I sent you a few packets of poppy seeds at the end of the summer ... you got them, right? I know I got the seeds you sent me, and will sow them in spring (hoped to do some in the fall, but ... time just creeps away ...)
Take heart and take care, and take strength from your lovely gardens and flowers and whatever it is you are growing!
jubilada- yes I got them, but I am embarrassed to say I can't find them. I moved stuff around after I received them (hiding stuff cause I was gonna have company). They are here somewhere and if I find them i will go ahead and try a few late seeds. I think I moved them to my mom's freezer when our freezer stopped working and I haven't been down there to check.
1836- wow !!! can't believe those hen and chicks.I was thinking"succulents" until I enlarged your pic. How amazing. I need some of those just for a conversation piece.