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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8517800

My poppies are in full swing now. I just have a point-and-shoot digital camera and that is about all I know how to do with it. Wish I knew how to use some of the settings. Sorry , but the wind has been blowing almost every morning I have made pictures so they are not as focused as I would have liked.

I only have a few colors. Mostly peach (double and single)

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8517803

single red with a few "frills"

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8517819

what I call "frilly" peaches/corals

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8517828

baseball sized pinks

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2011
2:14 PM

Post #8517835

"frilly" pink having a bad hair day !

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2011
2:20 PM

Post #8517850

and the deepest crimson ones I have ever had. I am aware this shot would not win any awards. I just had to try to post one showing the crimson ones in the center of this bed.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8517865

this shows one a little better. It had been rained on and was about to shatter.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8517876

I call this one "shattered lives(of poppies)"

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2011
2:50 AM

Post #8520898

that makes me sad.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8521513

oh, but even in shattered form they are beautiful !!!! I take pictures of them in all stages and find beauty in each. You should see my hubby's photos ! He has a fancy camera and takes the most beautiful pics. I even have him taking them of each stage ( he used to make fun of me for doing it ! )

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8521527

Funny how they get hooked on the macro selection
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8526729

corgimom, when you collect the seeds...I would like to trade for some of your 'frilly' ones. They are just beautiful.

Betsy

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2011
4:29 AM

Post #8529750

Those are beautiful corgimom!!
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 12, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8557552

Betsy, be glad to . Just send me another note. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO forgetful these days. Some pods are just beginning to show some brown now.

thank you pixie !

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8562248

ok, this is my FAVORITE of the season. I have many poppies but not many different colors. Mostly just different shades of pinks,corals and reds. This is the only one of this color and it is hard to describe. It is a lavender but a deeper lav. than my other ones. My others are so pale they look white from a distance. This one looks lavender from any distance. Gotta save each and every seed !!!!!Q

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8562258

this is a poppy that had shattered and had "half" the petals left. reminds me of a square dancing skirt or a tutu

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8562261

this poppy was head tall and staring me right in the face as I walked down the pathway one morning - - just begging me to snap a picture !

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8562272

this was the photo I meant to post for the "tutu" shot. Both are are partially shattered but this one's frills makes it look more like a skirt.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8562278

a trio of single lavender blooms

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8567216

Corgimom, your poppies are very lovely. I had my first o/p bloom on Saturday. Mike

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AnnieG487
Edwardsburg, MI

May 16, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8567928

Mike - I'm so jealous. My O/P's are just starting to bud. Weather has been very cool and wet here. Are any of your Super Poppies budding?

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2011
4:39 AM

Post #8568683

AnnieG, there are buds on several of my S/P. Not a lot like the one that I posted. I have mainly Jacinth and Shasta. Got one lonely "Heartbeat". I will post pics as soon as I get the long awaited surprise. Mike
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8569031

ok, educate me here. What are "super" poppies ???? I grow only op.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2011
8:28 AM

Post #8569097

Super poppies are orientals I believe. Herronwood has them or google when all else fails.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 18, 2011
5:04 AM

Post #8571031

Try this link Corgimom in regards to the S/Poppies.
http://www.heronswood.com/super-poppies/
There are many more than the ones listed on Heronswood. Others and I have posted several names in the other S/Poppy thread here on Daves.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8571466

That Shasta is beautiful
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 18, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8571687

where is a shasta ???

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 18, 2011
1:11 PM

Post #8571980

Herronswoods link, above.

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okcrow
East Dover, VT
(Zone 4b)

May 18, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8572476

Golly Corgimom, that lavender poppy is beautiful! Poppies do well here but I only have reds and peach. I had not thought about getting more but you have changed my mind!
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 20, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8575571

in general I don't like the single ones but they DO make pretty photos ! You should see that picture really close. The dark purple center shows "brush strokes" straight from an artist's brush !!! I could send you some seed but they don't come true to seed so you might end up with more peach ones !
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2011
1:08 PM

Post #8582336

Corgimom, just had to show you this "peony" poppy (it has just bloomed) planted from seeds I got from you! There are many more buds to open, and it's a gorgeous plant. The first of my "bread seed" poppies to bloom. I was very late in sowing seeds this season.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2011
1:10 PM

Post #8582339

And, Corgimom, your poppy photos are just lovely! I especially love that "lavender" poppy ... what a beauty!

The volunteer Shirley and Corn Poppies in my garden are blooming all over the place ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2011
1:11 PM

Post #8582344

Another Shirley poppy ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2011
1:12 PM

Post #8582348

Another Corn Poppy ...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8582568

They just make me smile
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8596355

thanks for the comments about the lavender poppies. I was disappointed this year to find only 5 or 6 lav. poppies out of my hundreds of poppies. Why I don't know. I don't know about those genetics :)

I am watching daily (almost hourly) for those pods to turn brown so I can save those seeds. I have gobs of seeds from all my other colors; so many that I am just going to pull up the rest of my poppies without even waiting for those pods to mature. You see, daylilies are my true love, and the poppies are in my daylily gardens and taking up way too much room. They are making my daylilies scrawny from lack of sun !
Jubilada, that one is prettier than any of mine I do believe !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2011
3:12 AM

Post #8603295

Mine are just starting.Wind might make it a short season here.
https://picasaweb.google.com/jgentle4/BloomsJune2

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2011
4:11 AM

Post #8603340

Very nice pics Ge1836. Mike

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8603357

Thanks Mike. Hope there will be a bigger display in a few days

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2011
4:28 AM

Post #8603365

Trust me, there will be!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2011
4:31 AM

Post #8603369

Its very windy for the next day,yesterday was horrible but buds hadnt opened.
Today's wind is apt to shread petals. Cant fight MN.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8612442

mine are just starting

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8613381

ge1836, lovely poppies just starting ...

Here's one of my lavender heirlooms, also just starting ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8613387

Another shot, with a bee ...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2011
2:48 PM

Post #8613420

Jubilada
How wonderful. I hope some of mine come back.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 6, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8613487

Jubilada, love those heirlooms. Mike
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8613557

Thanks ... I love those poppies! Here's one of my "lady bird" heirlooms ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8613563

And a "Lauren's Grape" ...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8613568

I was mistaken about my heirlooms.
I have Drop Dead Gorgeus from OneStop Poppy Shop. Its a mix of a few you posted.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2011
1:22 AM

Post #8614597

It will be a few weeks before I see my annuals.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

June 7, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8615706

I stopped collecting seeds and just pulled up all remaining plants. I hated to look at those brown stalks in my beds !

Jubilada, beautiful, beautiful ones !

libby

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2011
1:38 AM

Post #8617062

These are OP's Queeen Alex I believe,might be Princess ?

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2011
1:39 AM

Post #8617063

Prince of Orange.New plants last year. ,blooming nicely this year.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2011
1:41 AM

Post #8617064

Love the bear

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8617572

GE1836, those are some pretty poppies ... Prince of Orange is especially intriguing! And yes, those bears are adorable!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2011
3:47 AM

Post #8619426

Keep those nice pics coming guys. Nice!
lisabees
Centennial, CO
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2011
11:26 PM

Post #8621496

Wonderful photos everyone! Here's one of mine: 'Allegro'.

Jubilada what is that lavender one of yours? It's amazing!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2011
1:41 AM

Post #8621559

just lovely
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8622040

Lisabees, don't know exactly, some kind of heirloom "surprise." I've saved seeds from previous ones that "appeared" in my garden, but don't know if they come back "true." Original seeds were from Select Seeds (an heirloom mix).

Your "Allegro" poppies are stunning!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8622803

A few of my poppies today ...

The lavender heirlooms really blooming ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8622806

A pink heirloom just opening up ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8622811

A Lauren's Grape ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8622818

And a Shirley Poppy ...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2011
1:06 AM

Post #8623406

I hope mine are that profuse. I sure have the plants and have been thinning them to get bigger healthier plants and blooms.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8630027

mouthwatering photos ! I miss mine but now my daylilies have room to grow. Some are almost stunted from being surrounded by VERY healthy poppies ! I always hate to pull them up when they are still blooming but daylilies are #1 for me. I have such a small amount of space they have to "share" garden space.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8630083

I completely understand. Its getting to be like that here. I am not replacing dead perennials because the living ones need the room.
Besides the plan 4 years ago is not the wishes now.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8630945

Fortunately, my poppies aren't bothering anything else ... at least right now ...

Here are a few from yesterday ...

Lavender ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8630948

Lauren's Grape ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 14, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8630951

Salmon and purple frilly ...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2011
1:52 AM

Post #8631356

Just totally fun.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8633159

Here's a few more poppies, with lots of bees ...

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okcrow
East Dover, VT
(Zone 4b)

June 15, 2011
7:44 PM

Post #8633191

The poppy is kind of incidental in this picture but it keeps it germane. No bees, just your average 6 inch moth!

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8633194

Wow, okcrow, that's fabulous! Gorgeous!
okcrow
East Dover, VT
(Zone 4b)

June 15, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8633204

Thanks Jubilada! We are pretty far apart zone wise:-) I think this picture is a good lesson in looking closely in the garden. I thought there was a dry leaf in the poppy but when I reached to remove it he spread his wings. Serendipity at is best:-)

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2011
9:15 PM

Post #8633328

Well, okcrow, that's life in the garden ... look closely, and often you will be surprised! Things are not always as they seem, so check it out! Our tiny little day by day miracles ...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2011
12:37 AM

Post #8633497

Just lovely.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8699568

your June 15 photo is beautiful !
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
1:42 PM

Post #8714544

I couldn't resist posting this pic of Audrey's Grape in front of the just opening Ligularia

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

July 25, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8714612

By the way, how soon after the petals fall off the pod can you cut the stem and commence to dry them. Do they have to 'ripen' a bit before cutting? I have always wondered as if I cut them too soon they don't seem to dry and turn black very well. The seeds that is. I would love to cut down the forest of waving pods blocking sun from other plants.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8714838

Boy, those are pretty Audrey's Grape!

I usually let mine dry for a while on the plant, then cut them and store them upright in containers to finish drying. That seems to work pretty well, and I've been lucky enough to harvest plenty of seed. It's worth noting that not all of these seeds do turn black! If it is a "breadseed" type poppy, then they will, otherwise they're reddish brown or brown.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8714868

Yup. That is what I end up with also unless I pop the pod too soon and then they are white and not -- oh, mature. I pitch them figuring I will end up with nothing or wimpy flowers. Thanks.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8716335

Mstella, that purple against the yellow is a knockout ! What a colorcombo !
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2011
11:34 AM

Post #8716455

Thanks corgimom. I love taking pictures that play one color against another. Have some nice ones of Blue Sapphire Sea Holly and Purple poppies.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2011
3:13 AM

Post #8722462

Wait for the plant to turn brown,yank the plant, bag the seedpods and hang upside own until all are brown,shake the bag and you can hear seeds falling out of the pod.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8729254

I moved this poppy last summer. Its a bit behind but wow what a surprise. I think its Prince of Orange.The original plant had Huge flowers,late May

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

August 1, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8729535

Sure looks like it but wayyy late.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2011
4:14 AM

Post #8743670

Harvested all my annual Poppy seed heads and pulled up the dead plants yesterday. LOTs of seeds for next spring. Mike

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2011
4:38 AM

Post #8743690

dont 'cha luv it.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2011
10:04 AM

Post #8744269

Are the ponds still green. I also dug mine up, but I am sure mine are a good two weeks younger than yours. I have cut off the dirt ball/root, and hung them upside down in the garage to dry. I often wonder if they do as well if I get them this way rather than letting them go dry outside. It rains so much here in the fall that sometimes they just go soft and rot outside.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8744394

The problem with letting them go totally brown and then harvesting seeds is they loose seeds dueing that time. You might find empty seed pods.
I am so Scotch I dont want to loose a single seed so I harvest as the plant is dying but pods are still a bit green so they havnt opened and released anyting except into my paper bag.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8744519

Yup. That is what I have found. And I harvest for the same reason. I should take (in fact I will) a picture of the 'harvest' and post it.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8745179

A lot of mine were falling out of the pods as I was cutting them off.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8745241

I posted this on another thread but will also post here a maybe others might get a good idea -- which I freely admit I got from a thread here at DG.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2011
4:08 AM

Post #8748113

Mstella, that's a good idea and a good way to keep up with the diffrent colors. I just threw all of mine in one bag.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 10, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8748528

I have no doubt that I may have mistagged while they were blooming (string with tag attached) but hopefully I will end up with seeds representative of each color and type.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2011
8:20 AM

Post #8750224

I do something similar with my daylilies. I put bags over the seed pods before they turn brown (those that I pollenated) but you can't cut them off and bring them in like you can with poppies. But never thought about using the same method with my poppies. Thanks for sharing !
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8750561

Can't take credit. I got the idea here from yet another DG'r :)
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8755799

I rattled some bags today and wahooo, seeds are rattling in the bottom of the bags. Not too many bags, but three or four. How neat. This way I know that the seeds will be totally mature and viable, rather than guessing and opening pods as they appear 'ripe.' Quite often they weren't and the seeds would be white or pale beige rather than black or dark brown.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2011
2:20 AM

Post #8757001

You get nearly all of the seeds too.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8757474

I checked again and even opened one or two pods that didn't have the tiny holes at the top to release seeds. But I am as bad as a kid at Christmas. Trying to shake presents and just open one a little bit to see what is inside. I need to just leave them alone and let nature do the work to have the best results. Maybe in another week or so...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8757577

Why were the gardeners born with the "impatient " gene?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8757599

Cute... :) My father referred to his spring trips to the garden (many times each day) as providing midwifing services to tiny plants that were curled down in their seeds or caught by the earth as they unfurled. Talk about impatient. Or tiny digging with finger tips to see if there is a little green growth on dead clumps from last year only to break off a delicate baby. I manage to do it at least once a year. My husband reached down one year to 'lift up' a downward facing lily to ask 'what's this' and broke it off. I let out a yell. It was the first one blooming. lol. Needless to say, he never touches my flowers now.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2011
9:58 AM

Post #8757669

There are some HARD lessones we have all learned and are still learning,as gardeners.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8771787

I think a couple of you asked about extra seeds. I remember and wrote down Bernadette and Beth. But seems like there was someone else.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8776579

I have a little baby poppy that I think survived from winter sowing of meconopsis but it's leaves don't look like meconopsis. anyone have any ideas?

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
12:34 PM

Post #8778250

I don't know. It look very unusual though. Mike
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8813947

I just love the shirley poppies. I only managed to salvage two plants from my winter sowing but the are still going. Especially now that the rain has let up a little

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8813969

Lucky You !
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8814005

Are all your poppies gone?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2011
1:50 AM

Post #8814353

That baby isnt an annual thats for sure. Its hard to wait to see what a year will do to make it a clearer id.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
3:59 AM

Post #8814418

Oberon46, I have a few California yellow poppy that has been popping up from seeds here and there.

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

September 19, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8815024

that is a great oriental. I wonder if it is too hot for the little shirley poppies. How about Audrey Purple's?

Mary
shihtzumom
Pearisburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #8979465

[quote="Jubilada"]A pink heirloom just opening up ...[/quote]

Where do you find seeds for these lovely, bright poppies? I have this one - pink/salmon and I ordered some from ebay last year but would love to get some of the reds, among others.

Kathy

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 28, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #8985173

I had luck finding bright colors on One Stoppe Poppy Shop.
Some didnt germinate but some did.
http://www.onestoppoppyshoppe.com/servlet/the-44/poppy-seeds%2C-poppies%2C-poppies/Detail
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

January 28, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #8985288

I also purchased from them and had pretty good luck. I rather messed up on my WS of some of the seeds but think I at least got one of each plant to collect more seeds from. And even managed to keep one yellow meconopsis alive. Hope it is still there hale and hearty come spring.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #8985627

Hope so too Oberon46 ! LoL !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2012
3:55 AM

Post #8986242

fingers crossed.
My direct sowed somnifariums are still there. We are haveing a mild winter so I hope the other seeds that were sowed will germinate and hold until late April.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

January 29, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #8986480

I have to retrieve my gallon milk jugs and drill holes to set up for WS. I first have to dig a trench through the snow to my cold frame on the back deck. It is under about 3' of snow. But I kept the top zipped shut so at least it isn't full of snow. If I can get it done in the next couple of weeks there will be more than adequate cold weather for the poppy seeds remaining. Unfortunately my little baby meconopsis is in one of the last places to lose it's snow. Maybe that is a good thing and why they all grow so well over there. One of my large clumps that had been huge for several years rotted around the back last year. so I am wondering if this is normal for them. Or if I should have broken it up. You end up with a gazillion little plants though and I can't bear to just throw them away.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #8986484

GE1836, thanks for reminding me. I need to sow mine soon. I am going to sow some in the pot base of the solar lamps that DW bought last summer.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #8986544

Another Lamp.

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

January 29, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #8986568

Great pics. Love the arrangement in the first one. Lamps are sort of irrevelant here as there is no dark in the months we would look out there, and it's too cold to go out there to 'sit' when it is dark enough to see the lamps. Bummer. I love those torch things also. July 4 is kind of a let down, especially in Fairbanks. They usually shoot off most fireworks around Christmas when you can see them.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #8986578

Nice lamps.
dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9005365

Oberon46, I love the way Audrey's Grape brings out the dark stems of the Ligularia. Now what was this about pictures of "Blue Sapphire Sea Holly and Purple poppies"?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

February 13, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9005391

"Now what was this about pictures of "Blue Sapphire Sea Holly and Purple poppies"?"

I don't know. Did I say that I would post a picture of them. I had them in my front garden. If you want I can put a picture of them out here.
dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9006508

Yes, I'd very much like to see the picture, please!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2012
12:57 PM

Post #9006618

Definatly a picture sounds like a sweet combination
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9006723

Here are a few

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2012
3:25 PM

Post #9006825

W O W fantastic. Which are the dark purple poppies? Are they named?
I definatly need some of those.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9006895

The purple are in the third picture in the back. I would be glad to send you a sampling of the purple. Just send a dmail with address

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2012
4:39 AM

Post #9007294

thanks will do

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2012
4:40 AM

Post #9007295

Very nice pics Oberon46. Love the Holly growing with the poppies. I had the blue holly for a few years. Didn't see it last year. May have gotten choked out by the surrounding plants.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

February 15, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9007479

I would like to increase the density of my flowers. The more I look at other gardens the more I realize that mine are rather isolated You can easily see the dirt between plants thru mid summer. Maybe some more airy annuals to sort of fill in. It took three years to get the holly to bloom. I just love it. It is by far the most unusual flower that I have.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9008506

Oberon, how does the the 24hr daylight affect the growth of all your plants. Does any thrive more than others as far as your observation? Mike

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

February 16, 2012
6:11 AM

Post #9008584

Beautiful poppies. I have lived here so long that I am not sure that I can tell the difference. What I have noticed is that flowers that grow in the fall down south don't always do so well here. In particular I have tried asters and mums (can't remember which, although several colors of the same kind that are very tall) that grow huge bushes and are loaded with buds but they never really open. I have the other kind of asters, the short guys like Purple Dome that do really well and flower til freeze up. I am assuming that the tall ones just don't have a long enough fall, or warm enough? to really open up. Very disappointing. I let them go three years before digging them up. I can't devote garden space to non flowering plants. Even those with huge healthy greenery. Poppies go nuts, I even have managed to get some bearded iris to survive. Had hellebores survive a couple of years. My daylilies don't do so well except for Stella d'or. They flower but look wimpy and not finished. Again, the fans multiple and are very healthy, but the flowers are not too good. Full sun and all. I suspect not warm enough again. 55-65F average temp just doesn't get it for many flowers. Oh, lilies and peonies do wonderfully well also. Creeping phlox, arbrieta, arabis, oh, lots of stuff does well.
dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9039559

Oberon, what gorgeous pictures! The purple poppies look like "black" tulips sparking off the other spring bulb colors. Are the yellow and orange poppies Meconopsis?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9039575

The yellow and orange are just icelandic. I only saved yellow seed this last fall as I like fewer colors that go well together. The back yard is just a riot of colors irrespective of what goes with what.

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