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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9158999

A new thread as annual poppies start to bloom

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
4:02 AM

Post #9160101

Phyllis Diller

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2012
4:02 AM

Post #9165883

I wish they would all open but a few "nice reds"

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9169090

Ge1836 those are nice. Here are some of mine.

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HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9169093

This first one is the largest.

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HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9169098

Look at the progression from hope to bloom. LOL!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2012
12:44 AM

Post #9169560

Mike,all of your poppies are beautiful.I have not been able to get the white ones to do anything.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2012
5:20 AM

Post #9169671

Found this today
Black Poppy

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9170285

Looks a little light to be the black ones I had. Hoping I get some white ones this year. If I do I can send you some.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9170310

Thats a trick of the camera. Reds show up when they arent needed and dont show up when they are. In early morning light it really looks black or at least darker than the image.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
3:37 AM

Post #9172426

poppies and other plants
http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a49784e5463344d44673d0d0a&blogview=true
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 20, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9172732

Oh yes. I see it now. I have at least another week or longer for any poppies. Love your echinacia. Heck, love them all. What great gardens.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9172795

I cant thank you enough for those Blacks and the lavenders.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 20, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9173345

GE1836 that was a very nice slide show of your garden. thanks for taking us there.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 20, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9173643

JoAnn, I am just as pleased they worked out for you. If any colors didn't present, I hope to have fresh seed this fall for all that I sent. Glad to replace. :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
2:28 AM

Post #9173837

I cant believe I will be whining and obsessing nest winter. Your plants are large and vigorous.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9173884

lots of poppies,Why was I worried in Feb.
http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a49784e7a4d304d6a413d0d0a&blogview=true

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9174835

Good question ! Why ? LOL!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
1:22 AM

Post #9175404

Someone jerk me into sanity if I obsess next winter.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

August 9, 2012
10:16 AM

Post #9235618

A nice shot of poppies

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
11:30 AM

Post #9235725

Just beautiful,so welcome at this time.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

August 10, 2012
3:00 PM

Post #9237055

I thought these two together were awfully pretty. No real name. Just poppies that the bees create with their cross pollinating.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9237056

I agree they are wonderful. Poppies in any color are beautiful

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9237125

Very nice, Oberon.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

August 18, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9245841

I have started harvesting some seed pods that appear to be ready to dry up. The others are still green so want to wait a bit before bringing them in to dry in the garage.
MGMan
Norfolk, VA

January 20, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9391483

Here is my shirley poppy (P. rhoeas) I've sown around october of last year and now it's nearly 2.5' in diameter! growth was manipulated by intense pruning. You can see the bud emerging from the middle in image 2.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

January 20, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9391505

I thought shirley poppies were annuals?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9391520

They are annuals.
I'm not sure what MGMan has. I have never heard of poppies needing pruning but there is always something new in the pipeline.
What ever your plant is,it sure is coming along great.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2013
2:36 PM

Post #9391539

Here is a link
http://www.onestoppoppyshoppe.com/servlet/the-49/poppy-seeds-poppies-flower/Detail
MGMan
Norfolk, VA

January 20, 2013
2:49 PM

Post #9391565

This is a shirley poppy. I prune the side shoots so all the plants energy can go to the mother stem. I also mulch them with grass clippings and give them a lot of space so they can grow larger. the frequent pruning of this plant has rendered it enormous! I hopefully that helps.

The size may throw people off a little bit. Shirley poppies are very cold-hardy I've heard. This one tolerated temps. down to 24 degrees F with the help of the grass clipping mulch:-)
MGMan
Norfolk, VA

January 20, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9391572

What is the average spread of shirley poppies as they bloom, by the way? I do numorous, sophisticated experiments with plants, even cross-breeding and selecting members with desirable traits. I did not cross this one, this is a single plant I grown from a seed packet from a flower shop.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

January 20, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9391640

Sorry. Mine die out each year. Come back from seed spread. +24F is considered warm here for the winter.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2013
1:40 AM

Post #9392004

I can see it now.
I google images when I want more than one pix of a plant.

Mine also reseed in Z6a .They die off.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9392063

MGMAN, that one have a very wide spread. Looking forward to pics when it bloom this spring.
MGMan
Norfolk, VA

April 28, 2013
12:04 PM

Post #9499989

Here the plant and flowers that overwintered

image 1 first bloom

image 2 second bloom

image 3 flower #2 compared to 4'' styrofoam cup!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2013
1:29 PM

Post #9500086

WOW
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

April 28, 2013
2:54 PM

Post #9500195

Gorgeous. What kind of poppies are these? and name?
MGMan
Norfolk, VA

April 28, 2013
5:39 PM

Post #9500376

They're shirley poppies, Papaver rhoeas!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

April 28, 2013
6:18 PM

Post #9500424

Humnph. They sure look sturdier -- more robust than the Shirley poppies I had. I didn't like them because they flopped all over. The flowers were beautiful and I loved how delicately colored they were and the paper mache sort of tecture. Just couldn't keep them upright. And yours survived over the winter or resowed themselves?

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2013
8:47 PM

Post #9500594

Mgman, Thanks for sharing that beauty!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2013
1:26 AM

Post #9500693

The picote edge is nice.I tried Shirleys,Couldnt get them to take here.
Now I battle over population of somnifariums.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2013
4:57 AM

Post #9500766

we should start a 2013 thread for this years bloom! Agree? If so JoAnn please pick-up where you left off 2012. LOL!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2013
5:02 AM

Post #9500769

Oberon started a Poppies 2013 would that do? If not I will start another thread.
MGMan
Norfolk, VA

April 29, 2013
8:41 AM

Post #9501128

It overwintered. I named her Khan, after the winterstorm that baried it, alive! The plant is approxiately 9 months old. I planted the seed and it germinated in september-October!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2013
9:24 AM

Post #9501172

Here is a new thread for blooms.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1309939/
weedyseedy
Warners, NY

May 24, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9533007

Has anyone tried planting annual poppies in the Fall??? I gave up on them when I planted them in the Spring and they were the saddest little blooms you ever saw---two California plants survived the winter and look like a different plant. They must have germinated in the Fall because I saw their tiny blue-green leaves every time the snow melted. I thought they might die but they are now forming buds!---------------Weedy

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2013
1:24 AM

Post #9533177

Weedy.Its been my experience that sown annual poppies dont all progress at the same rate.
I had a bunch of sown seeds germinate and live thru the winter and never achieve any thing more than a few inches and really small flowers. I weeded them out eventually.
I also have seen 5 foot plants with large blooms.
I dont know if these were from the same fall sowing or not.
It all depends on the winter and spring weather.
I only grow somnifareums, not Californias or Shirlies.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2013
4:37 AM

Post #9542879

This big hunker poppy is growing in DD's new garden
I'm going to keep pixing it to see how big it gets.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2013
4:42 AM

Post #9542882

Aptly named JoAnn ! That's a monster.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9542919

pffffffttt
angelsinmygarde
Kelowna, BC
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9562466

I am getting concerned about this foliage. I have never planted Poppies before and it looks a lot like sunflowers to me:(

what do U all think>? Now these have grown nearly 3 feet tall. The package said Mr Fotheringills Poppy oriental Choice Mix ...easy to grow. They were planted in March and it was cool soil mostly, Then the rains came and washed some poppies Mary sent me and They are squished together and have that blue foliage>?

All your pics of poppies have different fuzzy foliage. and I do know what a sunflower seed looks like.

Getting confused...here, anyone I would appreciate feedback. Ty Michelle

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 17, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9562517

That is not a poppy. It has to be sunflowers. Unless I miss my guess. Some of the seeds I sent have bluish leaves. I have some in my garden too. I think they turn green as they mature.
angelsinmygarde
Kelowna, BC
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2013
11:54 PM

Post #9563022

Mary, every single seed U sent me germinated!!! and then; We got this rain Like never before...lol and it washed the poppy seeds...all in a squished up mass. I guess by the way they grew up :( :( They have bluish, frilly leaves...Ok, what to do with these poppies...the ones with bluish leaves? Its mid June? Is there any chance I will get blooms on them? so I can save seeds I was So excited about these poppy seeds!!! They are like an inch tall with "shallow roots"???? what do they need? More water, fertilizer?

I guess those sunflower seeds...Just came from a bird!! I did plant sunflower seeds at the south HOT side of the house...That is why I knew in my heart of hearts...These (in the pic) were not oriental poppies...Ok I have to look at this as a lesson to be learned lol...>? what do I do next I will try to post a pic of these many little poppies seeds Mary sent me.

Oh gosh

New to this and its fun But I am disappointed But I have to laugh, too

Michelle, gonna keep tryin'

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2013
1:53 AM

Post #9563050

Michelle: Dont give up and you did the best for the green leaf frillies that you could.

All is not lost but they dont need fertilizer or water unless its been dry and you are watering the gardens.

If the clump is too rootbound just do what Mary did and take some small scissors and cut a few of the plants off.Leave the rest to develop where they are.
Mary might have a different idea.
Annual poppies seem fragile but they really just pop up wherever they want in years to come.
Its getting a first few to self sow that takes patience.
This poppy appeared in DD's garden in May.It looks like its on steroids. We have no idea where it came from but it stays where it is.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2013
3:29 AM

Post #9563071

JoAnn, that's a beauty !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2013
4:20 AM

Post #9563087

I have no earthly idea what label. Another gardener thinks its fasciated.I cant get close enough to tell. The center of the bloom looks like it has an extra edge of "chicken fat" She said its petals that tried to form but didnt.
Just snapped this. I dont believe I have ever seen such intense color.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9563397

You could also take a spoon (teaspoon or small knife) and cut out a little square of clumped seedlings, supporting the bottom and just dig a small hole elsewhere and sort of lay the clump in and gently move dirt against the sides. I do that a lot and they grow well. That would also manage to thin. Then do the scissor routine with what is left. They will do just fine

My poppy plants look like your 'hunker'. Plantwise anyway. My flowers are not so ragged on the tips. I have ordered some like that but not gotten much to survive. I have stuff coming up everywhere in various stages. Some sown last fall, some started in 6-paks and transplanted. Some sown this spring. Should be interesting to see what I get.

I am now convinced that I stupidly overwatered during our long cold spring and killed off many plants including some gorgeous lilies. I am just sick. WILL I NEVER LEARN!!!!! So next year, so very far away, I am not doing anything. Not moving one shovel full of snow or watering till something is growing. But I will have to reorder lilies because I just have to have them. Almost a foot across last year. heavy sigh.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2013
9:53 AM

Post #9563493

Sounds like a idea for transplantin poppies.I have never had luck too much dry clay.
Thinning works best for me.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2013
9:56 AM

Post #9563499

My soil is pretty organic and easily worked so works for me. I also keep adding compost and the soil from pots I dump in the fall as well as grinding up stuff from the garden and bushes for brown stuff and lawn clippings for green stuff. Not too much luck in the compost department but didn't grind it up last year. Just chucked stuff in the rotating barrels. This year I will layer brown dry, green, and kitchen detritus and see if that works better.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2013
10:17 AM

Post #9563542

full view.Its almost as tall as the sunflower I would guess 5 feet.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2013
10:46 AM

Post #9563589

On steriods indeed!! 5'!!! even mine don't get that tall. Maybe 3' max

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 18, 2013
12:14 PM

Post #9563710

wellllll I just measured and its a little over 4 feet.
angelsinmygarde
Kelowna, BC
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2013
12:23 PM

Post #9563723

Thank you Mary and gel for the great information and encouragement. Oh, I do not intend to give up The spoonful of dirt to transplant sounds tempting...and that package of O.Poppies are in there some where...:) so I will move them and see what happens.Pic to follow. ha ha I hope. Just have such teeny shallow roots>? and Until then I will come here and enjoy your beautiful pics and read and learn.

Kindly Michelle

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9567257

First lavenders open this morning.I couldnt wait for a bigger display.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 21, 2013
6:21 PM

Post #9568049

I do believe the lavenders are my very favorites. There are so many shades. Mine are just getting to the point of forming buds.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2013
11:52 AM

Post #9572745

Mary, check this out. I just stumbled over it. http://www.daylilydatabase.org/detail.php?id=33131&name=Oberon
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 25, 2013
12:45 PM

Post #9572839

How interesting. I searched for a picture but couldn't find one. Thanks for the info

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2013
9:26 PM

Post #9573476

Nice surprise!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2013
11:35 AM

Post #9574127

WHOOOO HOOOOO Mary!!! They are definitely black. Luv them much.
They are really black when not back lighted in early morn.


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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 26, 2013
1:50 PM

Post #9574328

I am so glad you like them. I have one poppy just about to open finally. They should all be taking off in the next week. It will be fun to see what I have. I know that I was successful in planting then transplanting a bunch of white ones and will most definitely save seeds from them. I think the white and deep purple would look great together
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 26, 2013
2:40 PM

Post #9574412

Nice poppies JoAnn and Mike. Mary, I can't wait for your poppy show to begin.

Annette

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9574434

Me too Annette

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2013
4:19 AM

Post #9575175

The mix

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 27, 2013
12:20 PM

Post #9575797

My first three poppies bloomed today. Dratted Daughter has my camera so no pics. They are all lavender. What is the lovely blue spire flowers in your fourth picture. I really really love your garden compositions. I am reworking all my beds, paths, etc which have become overgrown with weeds. D is grinding everything I can lay my hands on for mulch. So I am looking at everyone's garden compositions along with individual flowers to get ideas. Obviously I can only try to emulate places that get pretty cold. I do have two new roses. My MIL brought some roots from a pale pink rose she as has in her garden. It is a climber. It survived the winter and is sending out shoots. Your poppies look like roses.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9575810

The front left plant is Veronica Eveline and the blue flower right-top is a Japanese Iris Night Angel.
Help yourself to any combos you like.
The poppies I posted were from your mix.
Here are better pix of your blacks

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9575979

JoAnn, Mary is right, your combinations of flowers are wonderful. This is why I love DG, a place to get great ideas for gardening.

Your pictures of the poppies are also wonderful. I've tried to grow Veronica here without success. I should try again, now that I know how to better amend the soil.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9576029

Check details to be sure you are zone friendly.
Give them another try .Soil amending goes on here with every plant hole I dig.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2013
1:54 PM

Post #9577364

My DG pages are loading weird right now.
Very nice pics everyone
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2013
8:53 PM

Post #9578030

Mike, the website apparently changed this week, it's loading weird when I try to pull it up on my phone, but it finally straightened out on the computer. I'm gonna have to get used to this, it was difficult trying to locate information about rose and lily diseases this afternoon.

Annette
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9582674

Today, we had another big rain storm, with tons of water washing through the garden again. I was outside cleaning up the bed with the poppies, and my hand accidental hit one of the seed heads and to my surprise, out came some seeds. I clipped them, and turned them upside down in a paper bag, and wow, what a lot of seeds. These are from Antique Rose and Antique Lavender peony poppies. I'm hoping I'll get some seeds from Black Cloud as well.

Annette

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

July 2, 2013
10:14 AM

Post #9583399

You can tell by the seed pods that you have a lot of moisture down there. Mine just turn brown eventually although I rarely wait that long before clipping them to dry in the garage.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2013
10:44 AM

Post #9583433

I noticed the black spot mold.I think you can save the seeds by opening the brown casing and let them dry.
Mary: we do have a lot of moisture,it rains 3 days out of 7 .Astilbes love it sluggs are eating the short lilies.
we cant win.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

July 2, 2013
11:43 AM

Post #9583470

We normally have cool moist days but not that much rain. We went three or four weeks with clear skies. Very unusual. It has been raining now for two or three days so the garden is soaking it up. Things are really taking off. Finally a few poppies blooming. Dahlias forming larger buds, Lillies likewise. In another few weeks it should be quite pretty here. Maybe the end of July.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9585532

The baby rabbits are feasting on my young poppies and oriental lilies. I believe it is time to get a trap and move these rabbits out. The tree rats is another subject. LOL!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

July 3, 2013
6:11 PM

Post #9585584

Tree rats?? OH. You mean squirrels. lol. Lavender Florist and Arizona Aroma along with a red here and a lavender there. Slowly they are coming alive.
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

November 17, 2013
12:09 AM

Post #9710733

My poppies are flowering at the moment. I just love them, and so does the bees...

The second flower is darker (almost the same color as photo 3), but for some reason the flower shows up more pink in the photo.

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Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

November 17, 2013
12:10 AM

Post #9710734

and another one.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2013
4:20 AM

Post #9710763

Elsa, those are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us. This just enriched an otherwise rainy warm "up to 65f today" , day. Mike
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

November 17, 2013
7:42 AM

Post #9710950

It's a pleasure, Mike. We are experiencing heat wave temperatures. High is 93, but it feels like 106 F, according to our Weather Service. I watered my garden early this morning, and had to again at 16:30. My poor plants were wilted.

Enjoy your lovely mild weather. :-)

Elsa
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

November 17, 2013
9:47 AM

Post #9711042

Let me add my thanks. For us sitting in the mid 20F the poppies, a wonderful favorite of mine, is so unexpected and happy.
Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

November 18, 2013
4:20 AM

Post #9711519

Oh my, mid 20's?! We hardly ever go below 30F. Keep warm. Will post more photos as they flower.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

November 18, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9711616

correction. This morning it is 14F

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2013
6:16 AM

Post #9712912

Echo Oberons sentiments.Your poppies are beautiful in your season Elsa

This message was edited Nov 20, 2013 9:16 AM

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9712921

I sowed a Mix yesterday.
It's time in the Northeast
I sow mine in closhes so the birds dont eat the seeds and they dont wash away in rain.

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Elsa123
Pretoria
South Africa

November 20, 2013
8:18 AM

Post #9712989

Thanks and good luck with your seed.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2013
9:03 AM

Post #9713004

This has worked for me for several years.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2014
7:50 PM

Post #9820118

I got a few from wintersow ,,^_^
Here's one large enough to tell it is ! ^_^

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

April 23, 2014
7:55 PM

Post #9820120

I have some wintersown in flat containers that are up. Not very much yet. Hope more emerge.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2014
6:11 AM

Post #9820288

Mary, good for you. No signs of life here yet for annuals. Perennials are thriving. can't wait!! Mike

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