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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:02 AM

Post #7942720

The combination of the poppies, Japanese irises and astilbe was just beautiful, thanks to the generosity of Jo Ann (ge1836).

Thank you for the poppy seeds!

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:03 AM

Post #7942763

We loved the first poppy to bloom wearing an astilbe bud hat.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:04 AM

Post #7942765

The astilbe and this poppy couldn't be closer in color.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:05 AM

Post #7942768

They aren't camera shy either.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #7942770

Many grew much taller than I ever expected!

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:07 AM

Post #7942773

This one topped out at 6' tall.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:07 AM

Post #7942775

Here it is in bloom.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:09 AM

Post #7942779

In the afternoon sun one could almost imagine there was a butterfly on the inside at the left.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:10 AM

Post #7942780

Here's the tall one towering over the garden.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:10 AM

Post #7942782

Love this face.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:11 AM

Post #7942783

Another pretty face with astilbe to match, but of course!

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:12 AM

Post #7942785

Very pretty as the sun slowly begins to set.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:13 AM

Post #7942788

And even nicer a little while later.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:14 AM

Post #7942792

I love this pink astilbe and the poppy together.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:15 AM

Post #7942794

This astilbe is also an ideal match for this poppy.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:16 AM

Post #7942795

The Japanese iris, 'Fortune', goes so well with the poppies.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:18 AM

Post #7942802

You can see that even the bee just couldn't resist stopping by for a visit.


Thank you, my friend, for all the joy your seeds brought and that your friendship continues to bring.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
11:22 AM

Post #7942810

This is my most favorite shot of all the poppies:

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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 4, 2010
11:40 AM

Post #7942847

beautiful pictures Pirl. Love all the poppies, Do you have your astilbes growing in sun? they are so full and beautiful.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
12:17 PM

Post #7942893

Yes, they're in full hot sun and can take it because they were planted with a lot of my husband's compost under and all around them. Each spring they get more compost and they do fine.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2010
2:02 PM

Post #7943021

Thanks Pirl.I cant believe how beautiful everything turned out.Just fantastic.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7943037

You're welcome but it is I who thanks you.

Isn't it amazing what friendship and a packet of seeds can do?

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2010
1:47 AM

Post #7944001

I dont really need the credit.I just convey the means by which others fulfill their vision.When results come I am as thrilled as anyone.
I dont take credit for the sucesses nore the blame for losses. Nature does most of it.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2010
3:35 AM

Post #7944037

True but I'd never have succeeded or failed if you hadn't sent me the seeds so, in the end, you do get the credit.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9275236

What a wonderful idea. I am going out to do some rearranging of my own. Astilbe, poppy, lilies... Great. Pricess. Thanks Arlene.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 15, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9276097

Hope you had fun, Mary! I do love the JI's and poppies with astilbe.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2012
11:20 AM

Post #9276696

I broadcast some of my poppy seeds around my Astilbies. I have some of those Irises in another location. This was the first that I have planted those. I like them a lot. Going to get some more locally.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9276780

I also love JI's. I've found Greywood Farm to be an exceptional place to buy them.

http://greywoodfarm.squarespace.com/2012-ji-intros/

The owner, Darlyn Wilkinson, sends big beautiful clumps and they bloom the first year (and subsequent years) for me. The first photo was taken the day they arrived, 4/19/2012, and they all bloomed and have increased substantially for me. I've ordered from her in previous years and doubt there will be a year when I don't place an order with her.

Another terrific place is Eartheart Gardens in Maine. The owner there is Sharon Whitney and she sells fabulous plants and sends huge divisions, unlike many other sellers or vendors who sell plants with the wrong name.

http://www.eartheartgardens.com/IrisesofInterest.htm

I bought 'Sit Right Down' from Sharon when we visited Eartheart in 2008 and it has increased beyond all expectations and bloomed gloriously this year with so many stalks and so many flowers that it was amazing. Her gardens are where I first saw poppies with JI's and I love her natural approach to gardening. No "soldier straight" lines for her and she IS the hybridizer of many of them!



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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9277559

Pirl, thanks for those links. I will check them out later. Mike
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9277577

You're quite welcome. I've received many JI's through friends and businesses but Greywood Farm and Eartheart stand far above the others for quality, number of fans and the soil they're grown in that produces such great plants.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

September 17, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9277900

Let me put in a word for Aitkens' Salmon Creek Nursery. I have just recieved 9 new varieties from them. They were very reasonably priced and were healthy looking plants. They have been in the ground for alittle over aweek and are already pusing up new leaves. I have purchased dwarf iris from them in the past and have been very pleased with them.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9278225

I think I just bought the last two astilbes in town. I so wanted to try your suggestion about astilbe, poppies and Japanese iris. I am done seed collecting, at least for poppies, for this year. what a pain. I still have seed I want from scabiosa, Love in the Mist, and Cupid's Dart.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9278260

Just say the word if you need more astilbes!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2012
8:52 PM

Post #9278401

Oh Arlene. I will see how they work where I put them this fall. I love astilbes and because our weather is so cool, including our sun, they can grow where they would never grow 'outside.' (outside = lower 48). Just out of curiosity, do you have names for yours, or colors.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #9278582

Some names, most colors from Visions in Red (dark, short, red/purple), Bridal Veil (white, pretty form), Pumila (late low lavender), Purple Prince (tall light purple here), Rheinland (tall fluffy pink), some other lavenders that really need division and they're about 24" tall.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
4:37 AM

Post #9279689

I am glad I found this conversation. I have a new bed of iris and wanted to interplant columbine with them.
I had also grown poppies in that area and hoped for volunteers for next year.I have seed and will do a controled sow in a spot where the poppies can get as tall as they should.
Here is my question:
Do the annual somnifariums get taller than the TBI's? Are the poppy plants going to be too fully leafed as to distract from the iris?
I love this image from Schreiners #3-#4#5
#1
#2 this is my new iris bed combo with Oberons lavender poppy from this year.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9279775

Nice photos - the stuff of which dreams are made.

Have you ever measured the height of somniferum poppies? This may help: http://www.ehow.com/how_7455841_tell-poppies-papaver-somniferum.html

A test patch would be ideal since heights vary so much.

Columbine have smaller faces so I prefer them with irises. I don't want two competing large faces though heads of allium would have a totally different and delightful look and lupines also look good with irises.

Considering your great plants/gardens/photos why not check the dates the somniferum poppies bloom? Seems to me they are more mid to late June when a lot of irises have already bloomed.




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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9279778

Here the poppies, astilbes and the start of the Japanese irises happily bloom together but you can see how the height varies.

If you can't or don't want to establish a separate spot, then I'd suggest you put the poppies behind the irises.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9279808

I just checked the link and I will weed out any volunteers with the iris,they would be the wrong color anyway and I am sure they will be 5 feet tall. I agree about Bloomtime I just didnt want subsequent poppy growth to interfere with the iris. I cant grow Lupines or fox gloves.

The images from Shreiners( I didnt take them ) are impressive due to the scope and scale of the acreage. The stately lupines just add to the demention.
I also want columbines for interplanting with lilies.
Yours look great with the iris. Nice to see enchanting effect on a smaller scale.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9279822

Maybe you could try some astilbe that will work with your irises. The astilbe will want more moisture so plant them with compost and water crystals. That's no guarantee that they won't dry up in a hot June as we had this summer. All of mine dried up fast - the only exceptions were those in shade.

Thanks for the compliment. All we can do is try to replicate what we see and love since not all of us have 20 acres, thankfully!

I love the Eartheart Gardens Japanese iris (and poppy) fields. They were so breathtaking to see in person.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9279889

In person we have wide angle vision. I agree Earthart is just amazing.
It has that 3M look
Mass
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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9279908

Oh, I had forgotten the columbine. I avoid lupine as it goes nuts up here. No controlling it. But the lacy columbine would look great and stays blooming near all summer up here.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9279938

I am trying to estimate how many plants to put in there. I think 3 McKanas Giant and a few Bluebirds near the Coral Iris.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #9279943

Is that first picture from your garden. Stunning. Amazing. You have inspired me to take a hand in how my columbine grow. What are Bluebirds? From the picture I assume columbine but NOT McKanas?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9279955

Oh, I looked it up. Songbird series. I have songbird Cardinal. How do they differ from the McKanas? I have some white and some yellow and I believe they are McKanas.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9279984

The McKanas are usually sold in a mix which is why you have the different colors.
No the columbine pix are gleaned from the net. Songbird Bluebird is about 26 inches as I read on the site.I dont own them yet.
I had a beautiful McKanas in a pale yellow but it only lasted 3 years and the mild winter killed it.
I sure miss it.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
9:49 AM

Post #9280039

My songbird is still going (almost too) hardily after four or five years. I need a tall sturdy fence to hold it back and up. And it grows where it only gets morning sun. In front of ferns and bleeding hearts. a few feet down the way are Melba Higgins.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9280145

I think both McKanas and Songbirds self sow.
Does this mean Songbird is taller than 26 inches?
It drives me nuth when a height given only meand the plant part and the blooms rise another 10 inches above it.Astilbes are often listed that way.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9280203

I think 26" is about right and that includes the flower stalks. Could be a few inches taller depending on soil, fert, and sun. I took a tape measure outside and sort of eyeballed where they were and visualized how tall they were. Of course, I put a short 16" fence around them and they still fall over in a huge bunch. Next year I will use a 24". I make fences out of the 4x4" green wire fencing from Lowe's. Comes in various heights like 4 and 5'. I cut some and hook them together to form a drum form and pop them over some plants. I cut the bottom wire off so I have little stakes to push into the ground which works for most things if I get the height right. I cut some 5' tall and about 30" in diameter, then screwed D-rings into the fence behind them, then wired the cages to the fences. These are around my taller stuff like delphiniums, ligularia (pretty self supporting but it controls the leaf splay), hollyhock, etc.Even my troillius which gets to be about 36"+ benefits from some support. Mostly stuff grows through the holes so you really don't notice the cages. Plus I put shorter stuff in front to hide the bottoms and to take over when the taller ones stop flowering.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9280217

In your earlier posy I imagined the fence meant a border fence maybe 4-5 feet high.Thank for the clarification.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9280271

Oh, yes. The fence is 6' tall. I need batteries for my camera, but I am sure I have some pics -- now that is an understatement.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2012
4:16 AM

Post #9280806

JoAnn you are "3m" funny!!
Very nice pics everyone. That pic with the many columbines look like it was done on the PC. That many roots would have a hard time coexisting. IMHO.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2012
5:04 AM

Post #9280827

The McKanas Giant is from the web.I havnt planted mine yet.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9281022

I guess we will find out. I haven't tried astilbes except around my house or in a fairly shady back spot. I think the trick is frequent water. that won't bother the columbine but night give the iris some problems. I have also found that while the top looks wet for a few inches, it is dry as a bone down below. Due to my meandering watering with the hose rather than deep watering with my walking sprinkler. Course now with the monsoon going on, it's all mud.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2012
4:19 AM

Post #9310313

Just FYI for new oriental poppy growers.The winter crowns are up in z6a.I just leave them all winter,they can look ratty by spring but a new set of leaves appears then along with bloom stalks.
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

December 21, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9364053

Wow Pirl you had some beauties from JoAnn!! I'm envious. :)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 21, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9364197

Thanks. They were beautiful. If I find any leftover seeds I will Dmail you.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
2:10 AM

Post #9364415

The original mix was from One Stop Poppy Shop
http://www.onestoppoppyshoppe.com/servlet/the-44/poppy-seeds,-poppies,-poppies/Detail

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