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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9187586

Lets have a new thread we were here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1243730/#new

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9187659

That's a nice one GE1836.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9187867

Thanks they are Blacks and vary from bloom to bloom.Love them
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9189176

Very pretty Joann! I only got a few red corn poppies sprouting this year. I somehow lost all my poppy seeds I had ordered. So depressing. I may have accidentally threw them out back in October, when cleaning the freezer after a week with no power.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9189330

Meredith79, you should be able to get some here for postage.
Two surprises today.
Mike

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Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2012
8:18 PM

Post #9189338

I'm sure there are lots of generous people here! But I had ordered ones that were hard to find so I probably won't be able to get the same ones. I did find some Bridal Silk and Venus seeds. So I can try those next year. The one's that I am sadest about are Queen's Poppies. A DG er did actually send me some butt I know she was down to her last seeds. I had also ordered some on Ebay even though Ebay seeds have never ended up true for me. I also can't find some White Peshwar poppies, I had ordered 3 packages from Horizon Herbs... Oh well maybe they will still turn up in my fridge somewhere.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2012
9:47 PM

Post #9189399

Good luck !

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
2:05 AM

Post #9189468

what a shame
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9189592

I know and Annie's Annuals actually had Queen's Poppies plants available early in spring. I wanted to order but it was bad timing.
PAgirl60
Tobyhanna, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #9193611

Hi all,

I have some shirley poppies growing in flowerpots this year. They are absolutely beautiful, but they are VERY tall. Some are topping 4 feet! Is that normal?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2012
5:13 AM

Post #9193615

Sure.,they seem to respond to soil nutrients etc.
Someone had a photo of hers that reached over 6 feet,growing in her garden.
I was just thinking how sturdy poppies are. They grow in snow and freezing weather and bloom in this awful heat.
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 5, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9193773

I think these are the ladybird poppies, but I'm not 100% certain. I love them paired with the coreopsis and jacob's ladder in this bed.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #9193790

Just beautiful thanks for the photo.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 5, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9193803

Beautiful. A good shot too with the poppies in focus and the other flowers slightly out of focus. Puts your attention right on the poppies but you still get the effect of the background colors. My husband does that a lot

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 5, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9193836

Some of mine

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 5, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9194489

Beautiful poppies, Kosk and GE!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2012
2:11 AM

Post #9194911

thanks Mike.
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9197133

I always love your salmon pink ones Joann! Are they Venus by chance?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2012
2:11 AM

Post #9197423

Yes Venus and resow well.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2012
12:50 PM

Post #9210341

How about a black poppy. Last year they were a really dark purplish. This year they are all coming out black as can be. Not a trick of the camera or where they are in the yard. Amazing

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

July 18, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9210376

Beautiful, Mary. Has this been a hot summer for you?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2012
1:49 PM

Post #9210396

Hi Pirl. No. Quite the opposite. The coldest July on record for anchorage since 1958. Cloudy and rain. But yesterday and today were (are) gorgeous. Sun and warmth. Warmth being defined as above 65. lol. It's all relative. I have my first Japanese iris I believe. What do you think? As well as a comment on the black poppy. I took the first picture this morning early before the sun was around front shining through the bloom. but when I was looking at a picture I took yesterday I could see the deep purple color. also a picture of poppy Arizona Aroma

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

July 18, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9210399

Haven't contributed much this year so here are two more.

Note the white tags hanging on the stems. Trying to make sure I get seeds representative of all my poppies.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 18, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9210614

Just beautiful Oberon. Love the water feature also.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9210628

Wonderful poppies and, yes, that is a JI! Love the water feature, too.

I'd live happily ever after at 65 degrees. We hit over 96 today so I was inside by 12:30.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9210629

Thanks. I kinds of favor the simple poppy forms rather than the big boofy ones. It amazes me how the colors and mixes morph from year to year. gotta love those bees mixing up all the pollen.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9210680

The single forms are such simple beauties. I love them as well.

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

July 18, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9210682

Oh Arlene, poppies mixed with JI and astilbes. I would not have thought they would grow in the same places. But it is just heavenly.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9210719

Thanks, Mary. The photo looks even better right side up!

I first saw the mix of JI's and poppies at Eartheart Gardens in Maine and loved it so much that I use poppies now. The astilbe was my own idea since they've always bloomed at the same time as the JI's.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2012
1:27 AM

Post #9210943

WOW Mary.That is really black as can be.Lovely pix Pirl. Sad to know they have such a short bloom time.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9211051

I got the poppy fever thanks to you, Jo Ann! Thanks!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9211063

A little bit of this a little bit of that. Pirl, your beautiful pictures take me back to spring. A nice mix with the poppy standing out. My Astilbies didn't like the weather this year. They told me "in a still small voice, see you next spring". This was my last pic taken recently.

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

July 19, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9211074

Thanks, Mike. I love the crepe paper look to so many poppies.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9211151

Ohhh yess the crepe paper look,so charming and the droopy buds and the waving in the wind.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9211158

And that gray color that's so nice in the garden.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9211405

Arlene, where is your garden plot with the astilbe, poppy, etc mix? Full sun, partial sun (morning or afternoon), etc. I would love to try it but not sure where. I have a mix of all of this in various spots in my garden. As per usual I am doing some major moving of at least one corner bed this summer/fall anyway.
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9211408

I just found this thread. I love poppies. Right now I just have a few varieties. Didn't know there are so many. Love the photos of everyone's poppies. I grew Danish Flag in the past but it didn't come back this year. I should have gathered the seeds instead of just assuming they would self sow and appear. I have one orange (flore pleno) poppy that is always popping up in the garden. So dainty and cute. The pic is a new one I purchased this year but I don't know what it is. I bought two plants and they have been blooming since May.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 19, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9211420

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

July 19, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9211431

Well, carrying on my self-claimed title of Johnny Poppy Seed, if you dmail me I can send some seed to try there. You would need to keep it in the freezer for at least a month to give them an artificial cold snap (although it seems like NY gets plenty cold in the winter), then broadcast them in the winter or in very very early spring.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9211454

Mary - the spot is morning sun and very late afternoon sun.

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

July 19, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9211463

So it is protected from the sun during the hottest part of the day.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9211511

Roserairie welcome to the POPPY forum. Mike
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9211714

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

July 19, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9211811

Okay. I will take that into consideration when I reconstruct the east fence. Thanks.
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2012
8:54 PM

Post #9212017

Mary I have been dieing to get some of the poppies like yours that are white with purple blotches. Are those the Arizona Aroma?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 19, 2012
9:24 PM

Post #9212030

Been enjoying all the beautiful poppy pictures. Just love them. These two were looking so cute today. So pink and girly!

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

July 19, 2012
9:29 PM

Post #9212033

Ohhhh, Beahive. how beautiful. Be sure to get seeds.
Meredith, yes it is Arizona Aroma. I think I have some seed from last year. If not I have already started tagging pods for harvest this year. Assuming a good harvest, I would be glad to send you some. Dmail me your address and I will make note.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 20, 2012
1:58 AM

Post #9212091

Bea Those are charming.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 20, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9212126

Very nice Bea.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9212152

Wonderful, Bea! What's the name?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9212416

I am not good with naming any plants anymore . At one time I had everything marked and could share with those who would ask. When I moved last summer I brought 300+ potted plants and all these seeds I could save from my previous home. Well, between the move and the horrible amount of Large oak trees on my property and the 3 surrounding neighbors..most of my markers were raked up with the mountain of leaves. Now, all my poppy seed that I collect will go into a jar called mixed poppy seed. (CA poppy in another mixed jar. ) I do place a small organza bag on the ones I like the best to collect those seed.
dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9215837

Pink picoteed in white -- gorgeous poppies! The single ones have grace, but picotee markings on a double flower are something special. (Someday I hope to find a nursery that grows an all-picoteed strain of ranunculus for early spring.)
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9216148

I have been buried in poppies and have been digging up clumps right and left. They were strangling my perennials and cutting off sun and air flow. I left a representative bunch but am only going to have the ones like Lauren's Grape. No more Shirleys, no matter how lovely they are. I can't seem to manage them like I can the others.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2012
2:21 AM

Post #9216567

Ohhhh brother Shirlies are banned from this place.Same reason.If I had a field and wanted the wild casual look it would be different.

I have a variety that works here so I stay with it.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9217224

I pull all of my seed heads and broadcast some all over the place. Going to broadcast some more this weekend and let MN take care of the seeds.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
5:08 AM

Post #9217759

My seeds are all harvested and plants pulled and tossed. I had poppies from Jo Ann and will probably have them forever. Thanks, Jo Ann. In addition I have Drama Queen, which I loved but it only gave me two flowers. I did save both seed heads. I'll place the seeds in January or February.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9217795

I checked my upside down poppies and I guess I will take seeds in a week or maybe Friday if it rains all day.I have planting waiting until the ground softens so garden work is piling up.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9217960

My poppy pods don't mature until way into the fall. Wish they would mature sooner so I could pull the plants to allow more airflow and warmth, such as we have. I have peonies still opening for the first time this year and my dahlias are slowly popping. Lilies also slowly opening.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9218005

WOW You are a zone beyond.
Reminds me to pull more poppie plants today.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9218029

LOL. Good way to put it. it certainly feels like we are in the twilight zone sometimes.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9218057

While I have not been in Anchorage, I have been in other towns in Alaska and to me Juneau was ideal weather, lush plants with zillions of flowers and just gorgeous. It had to be the most wonderful July temperatures I've ever experienced.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9218269

Only problem with Juneau and Ketchikan and Kodiak; they have fair weather but rains like a son of a gun. Fairbanks get into the 90's sometimes but mostly 70-80 and sun shines most of the time; down side is winters run down to -50 occasionally, -25 or so more than occasionally. Must more moderate than it used to be. In 1980-81 it was -40 for two weeks straight.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9218310

I believe it was Ketchikan where we were told they get over 13' of rain a year. I like rain but 13' is a bit much!!!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #9218337

Only good if you are a mushroom

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 25, 2012
2:42 PM

Post #9218466

Oberon did you check your zone to the update zone map ? Peonies blooming now would put you in zone 3 to 4 to me. Unless they don't look at it that way. Seeing that your low temps are so far below zero I find it hard to believe you are in zone five. I have the link posted in the daylily forum which I got from garden gate. I guess you could go directly there and check it. Garden Gate that is.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2012
2:58 PM

Post #9218489

Anchorage doesn't get the cold that Fairbanks does. Plus I live in a micro climate and have many plants that are zone 5's that won't grow in other areas of the city or surrounds. Not all 5's will grow here, but most will assuming I get them planted in the right drainage and sun. for instance I don't believe that there are any other blooming tree peonies that stay outside all winter in the ground other than mine. Peonies that just fully opened are Bev, Ann Cousins, Miss America, and Pink Hawaiin Coral for example. I count the week of blooming for peonies starting with the first bloom which is either Red Charm or a fern leaf that usually bloom around June 20th, so that becomes Week 1 for me. the others pretty reliably bloom around the same week each year. I am now in what I would consider Week 6 blooms. New plants for me are Garden Treasure and Border Charm that haven't bloomed yet.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2012
4:10 AM

Post #9219048

I got a small piece of a peony tree that I am nurturing. It is now about fifteen inches tall. Maybe in a couple yrs I will get some flowers.

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

July 26, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9219228

What a gorgeous clematis. I can't grow them for anything. I finally bought one that is not that pretty but is guaranteed to grow here. And is that a peony next to it. Lovely shot.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9219423

That's Louise Rowe clematis and Festiva Maxima peony. I am sure this peony would do well by you Oberon.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9219542

It looks kind of like a camellia. I have rather steered clear of the doubles as they do tend to collapse with the possible exception of Red Charm. RC's stems are really strong. The closest I have would be Ann Cousins, though not really the same.
yadavgard
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2012
2:09 PM

Post #9233302

Hello All! Amazing poppy pictures. I just found this thread. I "found" poppies just last year and grew some Shirley poppies which I bought from Cheapseeds.com. They are still blooming!!
Since then, I have discovered that there are so many more out there!
What do you guys think about the following -

Feathered Poppy Papaver somniferum 'Danish Flag'
Opium Poppy Papaver somniferum 'Hungarian Blue'
Opium Poppy, Breadseed Poppy, Lettuce Leaf Poppy Papaver somniferum 'Lauren's Grape'

Any others you guys would recommend? Where can I find these seeds? Any of you will share them for postage?

cheers!
Vishal
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9233316

Love 'Lauren's Grape'. Here it is in my friend's garden:

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

August 7, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9233317

I will have a fresh batch of Lauren's Grape this fall if you like. Unless someone else has some on hand now.
yadavgard
Vashon, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9233334

Oberon - I would def like some of Lauren's Grape seeds. I will d-mail you a reminder for Fall.

pirl - Great picture. I can't wait to have some of them in my garden :-)
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9233360

pirl, great pic of laurens grape. What is the white flower and is the little orange one a poppy too?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9233428

Thanks. The white is phlox and the orange may be calendula. I'll ask her and let you know.
roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9233728

Pirl,
Nice combination of plants.
Rose
Seedsower
Franklin, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9253077

This one reseeded from last year. It was beautiful...

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9253107

I'll say!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9253113

I wouldn't mind having some if they didn't get so floppy and yukky after a few days. Am digging up all I can find in the one corner where I had them. They are very difficult to iradicate. I agree though that the one above is really stunning.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9253121

Thats why I like the somnifariums they stand straight up.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9253133

Yup. I am in seed gathering mode again. But have scaled back. No more hanging all the plants in the garage. Looked like an opium den. lol. Thus far really short on white and black but I still have lots of pods to harvest though I think they are mostly dark lavender doubles and grape.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2012
4:51 AM

Post #9324139

I sowed my annual poppies today.Having surgery sometime in the next few months so I almost forgot I would be wearing a cast duering the best time to sow.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9324299

JO Ann, good luck on the up coming surgery. I am going to sow some more seeds also.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9324313

12 weeks to heal and be back in fighting shape for spring planting.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

November 4, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9324333

Good luck to you on the surgery. I like your WSing setup.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9324408

The seeds are sown directly on the ground.They dont transplant successfully for me so I cut the bottoms off milkbottles and set the bottles over the seeded area. I keep the bottles in place with opposing plant stakes.
In spring when the plants are a couple of inches tall I take the bottles off. There is a tendency for the plants to get too hot if kept in the bottles too long.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

November 4, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9324416

I spread mine so widely that wouldn't be very practical for me. I am holding onto some though that I will sow in flats 'just in case'. I just pull clumps and put them in 2" pots, and think with tiny scissors, then plant outside. The seeds are in the fridge for a while, then just on a low shelf in the garage.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9324422

I admit the wider sowing is preferred here also but after 2 years of no germination I began to think heavy rain and birds had eliminated the seeds.
I have better luck with this method altho there isnt the wild random look I like.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

November 4, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9324511

I would go with your method if I were in your shoes. At least you get flowers. I don't know how birds could even see those tiny seeds to eat them. Amazing.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2012
2:05 AM

Post #9324971

It didnt seem to matter which variety I sowed ,they never came up.I spent big bucks on the Whites and Blacks from OneStop Poppy Shopp, and marked the soil where I sowed them. They never appeared.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

November 5, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9325221

that is really disappointing. I am really amazed at the prices on poppy seeds. I rarely think about ordering seed, but now that I think about it I could use more white. I like having just the purple lavender shades rather than a plethora of colors. Sort of pulls the garden together. But the white would also compliment both the other poppies and lighten the tone. Plus I am very short on white. I will see what I get this year (2013). I wonder if they are not as robust as the darker colors.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2012
8:30 AM

Post #9325258

I sowed these but they never showed
Album

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

November 5, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9325262

I think that is what I have. I didn't see any whites under your WS domes. Are you out of seed for them? I scattered all of mine in the yard in the best spot I could find. Maybe I should get some fresh from the poppy shoppe and try again.

This message was edited Nov 5, 2012 8:33 AM

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9325278

I tried the whites 4 years ago and sowed for 2 seasons with no luck.
I stopped wasting money.
It was last year that I read about the screen on top of sowed seeds and the milk bottle trick.It sure made a difference.

A secret in painting is to include or leave about 1/3 rd of the composition white. Whites are necessary players.

This message was edited Nov 5, 2012 12:54 PM
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

November 5, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9325281

I just ordered some whites that looked interesting. If you don't have any and would like some I can share when they arrive.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 5, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9325299

You are sweet to offer but I am running out of room.
Your plants do so well for the short season they have.I cant wait to see pix this summer.

I have other white flowers in that area,Phlox David and some campanulas.

This message was edited Nov 5, 2012 1:25 PM
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

November 5, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9325349

Yes, I had David but my dear husband killed it with CMA (ice melter) around the sidewalk. Isn't supposed to hurt grass or plants, but it disappeared.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2012
2:17 AM

Post #9325792

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

November 6, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9326038

I just reread it and laughed out loud. If you read fast it says that I "had David my dear husband killed with CMA"...what a hoot. Shoot glad DH's name isn't David. Shows what kind of books I read.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9326082

lol

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9327351

Now, Now, Now!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 8, 2012
2:10 AM

Post #9327603

I have always said the net isnt the best means of communicating.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9329366

My annual poppies are up and growing from re-seeding. The larkspur came up about a month before the annual poppies. Now is a good time to move them if one wants them in other gardens.
I have tried for years to grow the O. poppies from seed. My husband made a raised bed and planted the Oriental Poppies in them. Now, I have gobs of Oriental Poppies. I am wondering what the best way to transition them into my gardens might be. I will take a picture of them tomorrow just for the heck of it.

After trying for years and years to start O. P. from seed, I finally got about a dozen to make it through the hot, dry summer in their flower pots and got them planted into my garden about a month ago. They are growing nicely. They are simply called "Red". I planted them with Gaura "Whirling Butterflies", Penstemon cobaea (white) and Maltese Cross I WS this spring and planted with the other plants this fall. All are doing well. I believe they will be established enough to make it through the winter.

I have re-read some of the prior post and am so impressed with the composting a couple of the cities do. I am thinking about contacting the Chamber of Commerce about their leaf pick up and composting system and taking it to my city council. Our city picks up leaves, takes them to the re-cycling area. Then, people pack up the "fresh" leaves and haul them off in their pick-ups. That's as close as this town gets to composting.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 10, 2012
1:26 AM

Post #9329439

The guy who works for the town ( friend of SIL) said to get compost in early October.That way it will be last years leaves all composted and just befor the present seasons leaves are added to the pile.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 4, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9349407

Two days of mild temps and my November sown annual poppies are germinated.
I know from past they will survive the winter.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9349450

It's sweet relief when we know we don't have to be concerned. Cosmos have been up since September but they only grow to maybe 1/2" tall and then just halt the process. Same for the larkspur.

Last week I sowed some of your Heirloom seeds along the cleaned out raspberry patch. They can grow together and I won't have the old foliage to be concerned about since the raspberries have enough foliage of their own to hide the look of the old poppies.

Today I'm sowing some of Oberon's Audrey Purple poppies in among some Japanese irises. I love how they bloom at the same time as JI's and astilbe.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 4, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9349459

Great news Pirl.
I think I even saw an elusive larkspur.Only one plant but it is so hard to grow nhere.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2012
1:30 AM

Post #9350186

Back to cold weather. I didnt remove the milk bottles.I can see sprouts in there but wanted to be sure I will have those in spring.
Meredith79
Southeastern, NH
(Zone 5b)

December 21, 2012
2:53 PM

Post #9364050

I need to do some poppies that way this year! I am determined to have some in 2013! : )

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 21, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9364052

The most success I have had is sowing them with protection.I also get volunteers from the previous year.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9364529

Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays. I wish you all the best for the season.

Jo Ann, good luck with your surgery, and I wish you a speedy recovery.

I wanted to know if Icelandic poppies would reseed. I was not able to save the seed pods this year, and the plants and seed pods disappeared ;-(
The nursery that I got the plants from last fall didn't grow them this year, which was very disappointing. Annette

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #9364549

I am really not as familiar with Icelands as Somnifariums.The Icelands are sold as annuals here in the north.
Happy Holidays to all poppy lovers.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 22, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9364574

Annette - here's some information on Iceland poppies and they do mention the question of perennial or not:

http://www.dontveter.com/howtogrow/papanudi.html

Here's more on Papaver somniferum:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papaver_somniferum#Varieties

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9364652

Thanks Pirl.Always something new to learn.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9364677

Arlene, thanks so much for the informative links, I really appreciate it. I see some small plants in one area where I had some of the poppies planted, and I hope that these are little volunteer seedlings.

I also have seeds from OSPS, that I'm going to direct sow in some of the beds today, and we'll see in they come up for the spring. We're really cold for the next few days, with rain on the way again, so we'll see if we have success again this year. Annette

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9364689

Good luck.The poppies are always so enchanting with other perennials.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 22, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9364829

Annette - here's the start of when poppies begin to show themselves just so you can identify them and not rip them out as I did in one area when I thought they were weeds!

On the left are astilbes so you can see how small the poppies are at the start.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 22, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9365157

Thanks for the picture Arlene. I'm going to watch the little seedlings I'm seeing to see if they are poppies. I broadcast 4 sets of seeds today, and we'll see if they germinate successfully.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 23, 2012
4:01 AM

Post #9365230

Here ia a note on sowing annual poppies.It didnt paste the images.I'll add.
STARTING ANNUAL POPPIES


BECAUSE THEY RESEED THEMSELVES THEY ACT LIKE PERENNIALS.tHAT IS THEY WILL COMEBACK IN THE SAME PLACE THE NEXT YEAR IF SEEDPODS ARE ALLOWED TO SPRINKLE FROM THE SEASON BEFORE.

HERE'S HOW TO START :

FIND THE PLACE IN YOUR GARDEN WHERE YOU WANT TO SEE POPPIES BLOOM (THESE CAN BECOME 4 FEET HIGH)
MAKE SURE THERE IS NO MULCH OR WEEDS IN THE SPOT. CLEAN THE AREA AND SCRATCH THE CROUND.(NO DIGGING TO PLANT SEEDS THEY MUST BE EXPOSED TO COLD AND LIGHT)

poppy seeds are direct sown in cold weather january to early march.
SCATTER SEEDS ON SCRATCHED AREA AND PRESS INTO THE GROUND.
DO NOT COVER WITH DIRT OR MULCH .POPPIES NEED COLD AND LIGHT TO GERMINATE.

I START LOOKING FOR SPROUTS IN APRIL.
DONT BE DISCOURAGED IF YOU DONT SEE ANYTHING VISIBLE UNTIL REALLY WARM WEATHER COMES.

THESE ARE VERY EARLY SPROUTS
THIS WAS TAKEN APRIL 6 ZONE 6a

MANY PEOPLE LOOSE THEIR CROP BECAUSE THEY THINK THE SPROUTS ARE WEEDS.
NO WEEDING IN THE AREA UNTIL PLANTS ATE 4 LEAVES OR TALLER.

THIS WAS A FEW WEEKS LATER








AND THIS WAS EARLY MAY WHEN WEATHER IS WARM IN THE 70'S AND 80'S AND NIGHTS ARE IN THE 50'S

THESE WERE FROM MAY
THEY ARE CLUMPED AND BLUE GREEN WITH JAGGADED EDGES

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