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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:01 PM

Post #3401489

I cannot grow tired of the beauty and grace of these flowers! I grab my camera each day and head out to the cottage garden to take yet another 50 pictures of them ! Although I personally prefer the doubles, the singles are the prettiest to photograph ( in my very limited experience !).

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:02 PM

Post #3401493

a frilly pink one

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:04 PM

Post #3401497

a poppy about to open

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:05 PM

Post #3401504

my deepest red one so far

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LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:06 PM

Post #3401509

Very nice.. Thank you for sharing..I was way too late sowing mine and they are barely up so far. Hopefully they have time to grow before the really hot weather takes them out.

Tammie
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:07 PM

Post #3401511

a single red one with phlox

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garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 17, 2007
1:08 PM

Post #3401516

How nice, my poppy seedlings germinated nicely...waiting anxiously for blooms. Thanks for sharing.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:08 PM

Post #3401517

sun hitting a single one

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:10 PM

Post #3401522

Thanks folks ! You might get tired of me before long !!!

my double one is even pretty as it shatters

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:13 PM

Post #3401525

single ones with phlox

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:15 PM

Post #3401528

poppy with insect ( ? ) on it

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:16 PM

Post #3401533

black cross inside

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:19 PM

Post #3401539

a lavender one

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skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 17, 2007
1:20 PM

Post #3401542

Gorgeous!poppy photos.Keep posting those poppy photos.Hope my poppies do well for me although it will be while before mine bloom.
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 17, 2007
1:23 PM

Post #3401553

The double red poppy is stunning!
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:26 PM

Post #3401560

I don't take very good pictures. I have poor vision, shaky hands and a point and shoot digital camera. Most of my pictures are too out of focus. I haven't learned how to use the settings. Yes, I did try reading the manual. Nothing seemed to stick ! I just pray that I get one or two good ones out of every 50 I take !

I envy those that can take continuous pictures with their cameras.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2007
1:28 PM

Post #3401564

thanks, skimper ! I haven't had one that deep before and I can't get a photo that shows its true beauty. I am once again going to beg my DH to take one with his camera while it is still in bloom. He'd better hurry !
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 17, 2007
1:28 PM

Post #3401565

Great!shot of the poppy photos.You done a excellent!job.
pamsue
Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2007
1:29 PM

Post #3401569

hey thanks for sharing photos of your lovely poppies in bloom:)
pamsue
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

April 17, 2007
5:31 PM

Post #3402241

Beautiful poppies corgimom! I winter sowed the seeds you sent me and planted them in the garden today. Sure hope mine will be as pretty as yours. Yours are the ones in the lower right of this photo that are the doing the best. Hope I did not plant them while they were too small. Thanks again for sharing the seeds with me.

Susan

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Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


April 17, 2007
6:17 PM

Post #3402374

Well I just had to come over for a peak, these are just gorgeous, you did great, I couldn't have done any better and it's not just because I don't have any poppies! :-)
Poppies always mean spring, don't ya think? ! Hope everyone across the colder parts of the country will soon have their belated springs.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

April 17, 2007
9:27 PM

Post #3402999

tHESE ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL
stetchworth
Ocean Springs, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 18, 2007
6:56 AM

Post #3403860

Beautiful, love the doubles and the lavender one.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2007
7:07 AM

Post #3403871

Looks nice Libby. I like the lavender one also.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2007
10:51 AM

Post #3404558

Hey there Al and Sue !! Thanks again folks. Last year I had so many different colors. This year , so far, not much variety. I had to thin them out so many different times that every time I did I was saying to myself "Ok, I know you are probably are a dark purple, and you are a frilly pink , and you are a white..." I guess I was right ! Also, the bed where I planted the most colors is the one that is STILL too overcrowded for them to be pretty. Most are only 8" high instead of 4-5 feet. So even if they turn out to be "different" they won't make good photos.

Maybe next year...

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2007
11:02 AM

Post #3404596

How beautiful, and early they bloom, I'm gonna have to go out there and check on mine (one little clump) that was given to me early on during the season. Mark my calendar this fall to remember to sow them out on time.
Thanks corgimom for sharing the pics.
stetchworth
Ocean Springs, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 18, 2007
6:22 PM

Post #3405947

Would you be interested in some seed trade, I have some yellow and some purple seeds (I don't have a picture of the purple). Let me know.

Thanks

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:23 AM

Post #3414884

single red poppies in with my other flowers

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:26 AM

Post #3414895

I love to take pictures of poppies as they are opening:(also as they are shattering !)

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:28 AM

Post #3414906

I still only have one pale lavender poppy, so I have it marked so I can keep those seeds separate:

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:30 AM

Post #3414910

this one has been pretty with the pale pink and lavender :

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:31 AM

Post #3414915

some are only 3 inches tall and growing out of gravel :

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

April 21, 2007
10:34 AM

Post #3414920

Every one is beautiful!! The lavender is really special.

Susan
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:34 AM

Post #3414921

these have been stunning with the itea and peony (can't see it in this shot)

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:38 AM

Post #3414932

Good morning there,Susan! Thanks. Hope these aren't too much like what I have posted at the top of this thread. It is too much of a pain for me to keep scrolling up and down to see what is up there, and since these ARE new shots I am just sticking them in anyway ! Boy are these one beautiful subject to photograph ! Wish I had different kinds to add to my garden, but I will settle for these !

Libby

more reds

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:42 AM

Post #3414940

the sun was just beginning to come up and shine on these this morning !

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stetchworth
Ocean Springs, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2007
10:43 AM

Post #3414942

Beautiful, all of them, great photo's also Libby.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:44 AM

Post #3414944

bad hair day???

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:47 AM

Post #3414955

frilly poppy looking me in the face

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:51 AM

Post #3414967

my last one this morning and I will stop boring you - single pinks (very small because the bed is way overcrowded !) with penstemon and foxglove

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skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 21, 2007
10:51 AM

Post #3414970

The peony poppies are pretty!
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
10:58 AM

Post #3414992

thanks,skimper ! They "hold me over" until daylilies begin to bloom :-) Now THEY are my "true love" !!! Maybe not as dramatic in photos as poppies are,though. I just wish poppies stayed around longer. I mean I plant them in October, thin them out in January(and Feb. and Mar!!!!) and they bloom in April. Seems like I wait a long time for such a short bloom season, but then again my grancy graybeard doesn't bloom as long as poppies do so I guess they all have their place!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2007
10:59 AM

Post #3414996

I like the singles better but yours are absolutely BEE-YOO-TI-FULL!!! I wintersowed some but the wintersowing fairy (a mischievous creature) washed away my labels! I'm blowing up lincoln's picture to see if any of my NOIDs look the same. I also have some purchased as adults in my garden - but heck, all I've got now is tulips-to-be. I hope I see some of my own soon.

xxxx, Carrie

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2007
11:01 AM

Post #3415002

You grow them as annuals or they ARE annuals?

x, Carrie
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 21, 2007
11:06 AM

Post #3415026

Corgimom! I just love!poppies.it will be awhile before mine bloom.Keep postig those photos for us people up North.I always direct sow my poppy seeds in the late fall.right now i have sprouts.I wont see any blooms until around June.Here is a photo last year of burgundy frills poppy.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
11:19 AM

Post #3415058

Now skimper, I need that color !!! If you have one that color this year we need to exchange seeds (but you need to tell me NOW what color to save you. I don't separate my seeds when I collect them. I just mark my doubles and collect them in a separate envelope. I don't normally collect seeds from the singles unless someone has requested me to.)

Yes, all of these ARE annual poppies, Carrie. I don't have any of the perennials. I collect seeds each year so,therefore, I never know exactly what I will have blooming from year to year. Last year I had more variety of colors than this year. HMMM, those seeds I sent folks must have been all my different colors!LOL !!!

The singles DO make the most dramatic photographs, don't they? And I love the slightly frilly ones for that reason,too.
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 21, 2007
11:29 AM

Post #3415093

Corgimom! Would love to trade poppy seeds with you this year.I like the peony double poppies.I will post photos when my poppies bloom.My poppies will be in a mix.I sowed all kinds of singles,doubles.I sowed the Laurens grape,hopefully I will see some of those.here is one of my pink peonys last year.I have photos on my DG member page under photobucket link with flowers I grew last year along ith JMG.

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LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
12:27 PM

Post #3415224

corgimom... I would love some singles... and anything else. I will only have one type of seeds this year I think. My poppies are barely coming up now and the heat is on its way. They will not make it to blooming I am afraid. I will have seeds from these that are at a friends. Anyone else wanting to trade later, I should have lots of these.

Tammie

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
12:49 PM

Post #3415267

Tammie,

I think those are exactly like mine, except I do have the singles mixed in with the frilly. I will be happy to collect seeds from the singles for those of you that want to trade for single seeds.

Libby
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
12:53 PM

Post #3415276

If yours are like the one in the picture you have above where you can see some of the center, these are different.. they are so full there is no center... look more like a huge carnation. They are a peachy orange color.

TAmmie

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
3:08 PM

Post #3415503

These poppies are making me dizzy, in a good way! Keep those photos coming folks.
Kim
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 21, 2007
4:17 PM

Post #3415626

Here is lavender peony from last year.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 21, 2007
4:18 PM

Post #3415629

Some of mine are full pom-poms where you can't see the center and some are more open where you can see them. As I said, mine are mixed. Last year I TRIED to mark my poppies with different colored yarns so I could collect them separately. I didn't keep a chart to remind me that "red equals full pom-poms", "white equals single lavender", etc , THINKING it would be easy to remember. Ha ! I should have known better. When I went to collect them I was saying " red equals ... lets see, was that full pom-poms or was that frilly open ones?" And so it went... So this year I just am marking the dark red pom-poms with one yarn and all other frilly and partial pom-poms with another color. That is it ! They all go in one big bag ! Take it or leave it - almost !

Now I will try to collect some singles (ok, that makes another color yarn, oops, here goes the memory again !) I guess.
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 21, 2007
4:22 PM

Post #3415640

Coral peony poppy

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Seedsower
Franklin, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2007
8:59 AM

Post #3417543

Very...very beautiful! I would be interested in trading for seeds when the seeds are ripe!

Sandy
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
12:41 PM

Post #3421599

I PROMISE these are new photos ! just tune me out :-)

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
12:43 PM

Post #3421609

poppy with bug

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
12:43 PM

Post #3421613

twins

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
12:45 PM

Post #3421614

pink poppy from the back

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
12:46 PM

Post #3421619

just a few frills

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
12:47 PM

Post #3421624

ahhh, that sun fills good !!!

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skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 23, 2007
1:09 PM

Post #3421676

Nice! poppies. The first one you just posted has a ruffly look and full.Love!the color.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
1:21 PM

Post #3421708

yes, they sort of look like the last one you posted. I just don't have any with those rounded edges to the petals( like your pink frilly one).

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skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 23, 2007
1:24 PM

Post #3421714

I sowed the lavender peony poppy with my mix,this was one of my favorites last year.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2007
1:50 PM

Post #3421821

Love to see all the pics!

x.C
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 23, 2007
2:06 PM

Post #3421876

I think all my annual ones got nipped with our nasty cold spell... :(

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2007
2:39 PM

Post #3421964

I have some red (?) and white linen Calif. poppies WS in a beautiful blue pottery bowl - sprouted! Can't wait!!!

this one:http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/60536/index.html

and this one I think: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55715/index.html

I know these aren't poppies the way we mean in this thread, but my brain is addled from the unaccustomed heat!


xxx, Carrie
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
6:07 PM

Post #3422663

hey,carrie, anything that blooms is welcomed to my poor eyes ! Enough of winter - bring on the blooms ! Can't wait for all you northern folks to get some blooms and maybe us trade seeds ! I need more colors. Just don't know what happened this year. Not complaining too much - for years I couldn't get poppies to grow at all for me, so if all I get is coral then that is ok. I will just take 10,000 pics of the same color!
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2007
9:48 PM

Post #3423496

Not as ebullient as the Somniferums, Papaver triniifolium is still a lovely edition.

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

April 23, 2007
9:54 PM

Post #3423514

balvenie I have never heard of that poppy. Is it from seed or plant ? where did you get it. It has that certain fragile beauty that is the hallmark of poppies.

John
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2007
10:12 PM

Post #3423615

It is from seed. The first ones came from the NARGS seed bank. At maturity it forms a substantial "bush" filled with blossoms. It is now popping up in several places in the yard. Hopefully they will all burst into bloom with bunches of seed. It is biennial and quite slug-resistant. (A big plus here in the Northwest capital of the slug world)
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 23, 2007
10:39 PM

Post #3423748

Balvenie:Pretty! poppy.I never heard of that one before.
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2007
11:18 PM

Post #3423899

Just one of 250 or more species and 23 genera. A truly wonderful bunch of flowers.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
9:09 AM

Post #3424870

Yep, a beauty !!! Just so graceful. I would be taking many photos of that one! Does it come in many colors???

I don't know what the NARGS is. I will have to google it. I have seen you mention it before .
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2007
11:58 AM

Post #3425372

NARGS = North American Rock Garden Society. Really neat organization, with an amazing seed program.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
3:27 PM

Post #3426027

Oh no ,folks, I've been at it again ! Sorry to bore you with my pictures. Notice how there are so few of us???? Are there REALLY not more than this that are interested in our beautiful poppies???? I mean I am a bigtime daylily person, but poppies are what I live for in the spring!

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Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2007
3:29 PM

Post #3426033

Corgi, please remember you are way ahead of most of us with spring... most of my stuff is just beginning to wake up, if it didn't get toasted in the last cold snap. :)

Diann
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
3:31 PM

Post #3426036

this poppy was almost on the ground!

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
3:32 PM

Post #3426044

Do you prefer single or double???

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Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2007
3:36 PM

Post #3426056

corgi, I haven't met a poppy I didn't like, be it single or double, perennial or annual. :)

Diann
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
3:37 PM

Post #3426058

Ok, so there ARE more folks out there interested in poppies?? I am so glad to know that and will look forward to all of your postings when mine are long gone !

balvanie, THIS has been my favorite one so far this spring - I don't know why. Maybe because it was looking me in the face !!!! It was about 5 and a half feet tall !!

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
3:39 PM

Post #3426064

single lavender - I had so much trouble trying to get a picture of it! The wind was blowing and it was bouncing all over the place :-)

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skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 24, 2007
3:40 PM

Post #3426065

Corgimom:keep posting those photos.those poppies are Fabulous.There is hardly no color here up North.No poppies until around June.Your poppies help brighten my day.I enjoy!your poppy photos with my morning coffee.here is a photo of oriental checkers poppy from last year.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
3:44 PM

Post #3426075

This one was dancing in the wind ,too ! I had a terrible time ( no patience !) getting photos yesterday.This was in a different bed but it looks almost the same as those above. Wish it had been a pink, or red, or purple ...oh well - there is always next year !

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
3:48 PM

Post #3426092

I have poppies in my beds with other things, so there is a great mixture of colors. Some people cringe at the combinations but it doesn't bother me. Since I never know what colors the poppies will turn out to be it is hard to put them in a bed with "like" color combinations. I just look at it like a box of crayons!

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skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 24, 2007
3:51 PM

Post #3426098

I love that frilly poppy and color.I hope to have some Laurens grape poppies this year.Here is a somniferum poppy true to its color.reminds me the color of grape kool-aid.Laurens grape from last year.I have plenty of seeds if interested to this one.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
3:54 PM

Post #3426106

I would love some! Would you like some of mine when I collect them this year? Or I have some now that I collected last year I could send now.
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 24, 2007
3:59 PM

Post #3426109

Lets trade poppy seeds toward the end of Summer.I will reserve you laurens grape and a mix of the ones I will be growing.I would love a mix of your double poppies.
Here is a photo of a pink poppy.

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stetchworth
Ocean Springs, MS
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2007
4:09 PM

Post #3426130

Libby, I don't get tired of seeing your poppy pictures they are all just lovely so keep posting them.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
4:22 PM

Post #3426168

I am enjoying them too since it is beginning to look like mine will not have enough time to grow and bloom ... it is already in the 80's every day here... they will cook in no time.

The poppies in the picture I posted above are already past their prime and setting seeds. Doesn't take long here with the heat.

Tammie
kristine_

(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2007
6:03 PM

Post #3426490

I am new to gardening and was very excited this year when I found Himalayan Blue Poppies. One just bloomed in my garden this weekend.

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kristine_

(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2007
6:04 PM

Post #3426491

here is one more a few days later.

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Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2007
6:07 PM

Post #3426502

Now I definitely have Poppy envy... that is just beautiful, Kristine! ;)
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 24, 2007
6:09 PM

Post #3426505

Love!the himalayan blue poppy.I cant get it to grow here and survive the humidity of our summer.
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2007
6:16 PM

Post #3426520

This one from last year was nice and bright

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 24, 2007
6:21 PM

Post #3426540

Two years ago I had several "store bought" Meconopsis. They never did well here, guess my brown thumb should have been blue. lol

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 24, 2007
6:28 PM

Post #3426560

Wow - both that blue and red (??? is that the color?) are breath taking ! I don't care if they are last years pictures. I wasn't on here last year, being a new person, so they are all new to me!
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

April 25, 2007
1:37 AM

Post #3427938

Keep posting those photos. Every one is stunning. Libby, do your poppies bloom about the same time as your Iris or after them? I was wondering about planting them with my Tall bearded Iris.

Susan
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2007
8:43 AM

Post #3428410

at the same time !

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2007
8:44 AM

Post #3428416

Batik

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2007
8:45 AM

Post #3428419

B I gold

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2007
8:46 AM

Post #3428423

I love this one ( sorry I took over the poppy thread to post iris !)

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2007
8:49 AM

Post #3428428

this one is blue - but barely ! I call it "ice blue"

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 25, 2007
4:56 PM

Post #3430104

Oh, do keep posting! June is SO far away, and I never know what's going to come back.

Can someone explain the difference between annual and perennial poppies, besides the obvious one that some plants last longer... Corgi, do yours reseed, or do you have to replant them?

If some of my NOIDs turn out to be perennial poppies I'll be so happy!

xxx, Carrie
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2007
6:56 PM

Post #3430521

An annual seeds and grows to flower in one season... from seed to flower to seeds. A perinneal will grow the first year and then flower the second year. Perinneal plants usuall mean they come back every year from root systems they have developed. Annuals will not come back from roots. They start all over each year from seeds.

Clear as mud?

Tammie
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2007
7:31 PM

Post #3434527

I don't know which kind of poppies are perennials, but I just know mine aren't! Yes, I do have to replant each year. Some will come back from seeds spilled out but they aren't reliable enough.

Balvenie, can you tell us which types of poppies ARE perennials?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 26, 2007
8:42 PM

Post #3434761

Well, L.L., I knew that already. :-) I'm not sure what I'm asking, but that's not the answer! LOL. Perennial poppies are oriental poppies? I thought the blue ones were perennial. Bal, I tried to look up Papaver triniifolium in Plant Files but they didn't look at all like yours. You should put yours in there - I think it's gorgeous!

xxx, Carrie
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2007
1:11 PM

Post #3437122

Tried to send this three times but my server was kaput.

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2007
6:25 PM

Post #3438047

So calling them "poppies" is worse than calling something a "daisy". They just have similar-looking flowers and sometimes habit, but they may be different genera completely. Like the famous California poppy not being papaver Californicus?

xxxx, Carrie
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2007
6:46 PM

Post #3438121

Christopher Grey-Wilson mentions in his book that the poppy family contains "some 23 genera and about 250 species in total,distributed primarily in the northern temperate hemisphere, but with representatives in southern Africa as well as South America."

Calling them 'poppies' is what they are. Only becomes a problem if you want to say something about one particular little poppy feller and not his second cousin.

I put the triniifolium and Argemone platyceras in the Plant Files, but they won't show up for a couple days.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2007
8:56 PM

Post #3438629

Hi All, I'd like to say. Corgimom is nominated (by me) to have the most beautiful Poppies in MidSouth regions. Let's vote for her. Yes!!!!

balvenie; I thought on DG's Adm. members can add different plants' and cultivars to PF. Am I incorrect? Just like to learn more.
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2007
10:32 PM

Post #3438988

Lily, To the best of my knowledge any member or subscriber may add to the Plant Files. There is a FAQ thing on the PF that answers a lot of questions too.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2007
1:22 PM

Post #3440674

I have added many plants to the plant files and I sure am NOT an Adm !!! LOL. I have a little bit of knowledge about a few things - and no great knowledge about a great number of things !

Thanks for the nomination :-) Considering I am a "daylily" person I consider your comment an honor ! I am so glad I have something to take pictures of until the daylilies start blooming, and I see scapes popping up every day now . Oh boy !

Libby
skimper
Greenwich, OH

April 28, 2007
3:26 PM

Post #3440974

hello:Libby the daylilys here aren"t blooming yet.I started 66,dayilys from seed for a new bed.i wont see blooms for 2 yrs.it was fun growing the daylilys from seed.I cant wait until my other daylilys bloom.poppies are so nice to see blooming before the other plants.My poppies usually bloom around June.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2007
4:13 PM

Post #3441100

It's easy to add to the PF. You just hit "upload an image". Now I haven't done it with brand new plants that aren't even in there... just with more pictures of plants that are already there.

...I'm watching a chickadee and a lady cardinal and someone with its back to me as I type.

xxx, C
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2007
5:38 AM

Post #3449870

Libby, thanks for posting the photos of the Iris. I'm glad to hear that they bloom the same time as the Iris. The wintersown seedlings I transplants are not doing real well. A lot of them did not survive the transplanting. Maybe next year, I need to just throw them on the ground. I'm still hoping for a few blooms this summer. Yours are so gorgeous.

Susan
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2007
9:24 AM

Post #3450371

I think the cold snap we had in mid april wiped out all my annual poppies (except for the ones I've winter sowed in containers). I'll have to plant some next winter...

Diann
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 1, 2007
4:39 PM

Post #3451869

My oriental poppies have big fat buds now , although a couple of the plants just out of the blue have withered and died. I will have some pics laater. My somniferums are just about 2 inches tall but coming up fast. Mh rhoeas are really nice size plants but show no signs of setting buds. I think anticipation is part of the fun. As far corgimum keep the pics coming.
dehart
Arlington, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2007
5:03 PM

Post #3480301

After seeing all of your poppies success pictures, I want to cry...

My poppies are retarded; their heights won't grow. The flowers were stuck right at the crown and went rotten. Please help me! What did i do wrong? All you poppies experts/lovers/doctors out there, please come to rescue :-o((

Ed

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 9, 2007
5:12 PM

Post #3480315

Dehart, don't cry, please. My oriental poppy was the one WS seedling that I could ID, and I killed it.

xxx, Carrie
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 9, 2007
9:22 PM

Post #3481108

My first Oriental. I now have three in bloom all or orange which is disappointing because they were pizzicato mix. S till its a very large bloom which you cant see in the pic and has a very fine line of white around the bloom. I got the seed from tm and am going to call them if all the others turn out orange.

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2007
10:31 AM

Post #3482688

Ooooh, I WSd orientals, one sprouted, and I killed it. :-( I wouldn't mind if they were all orange!

xxx, Carrie
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 10, 2007
11:08 AM

Post #3482814

Ed, I am no poppy expert so I have no idea ! Sure wish I could help you. None of mine did that, but they weren't that kind of poppy ! Looks like it would have been a beauty.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 10, 2007
12:48 PM

Post #3483112

I wish I could help Ed. The good news is that the foliage looks luxuriant. They will probably do ok next year. This is just a guess, but maybe a little bone meal would help them next year. Could be a shortage of phosphorus. That is just a guess. Like corgimom, I am no expert. Also did you have a warm spell followed by a week of really cold weather,If so it could be caused by that. I know the weather did a number on my iris. Only about half of them are blooming this year.
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2007
3:07 PM

Post #3483527

I have a similar situation with one of my clumps of orientale. The flower stems seldom reach the height of the others. The buds in this photo will probably not get more than an inch or so longer.

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2007
3:13 PM

Post #3483539

This plant is about five feet from the first one and has nice tall stems. Appears to be the same variety, but different growth habit. Perhaps when the plant is dormant you could move it to a different location and see if that would make a difference. You might also try a plant food with micronutrients.

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2007
5:40 PM

Post #3483924

I've always heard NEVER MOVE POPPIES but then again I've never been successful with them so what do I know?

xxx, Carrie
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2007
5:47 PM

Post #3483948

I wintersowed a bunch of dark orange oriental poppies a couple years ago, and they out grew the space I had them and so I was digging and ripping them out. My husband came along and carried them way down to the front gardens and planted them and they are coming up just fine... You can move poppies, but cheap annoying poppies move the best. :) LOL

Diann

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 10, 2007
7:54 PM

Post #3484344

Hunh,

I guess the problem was that I didn't sow enough.

xxx, Carrie
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2007
9:04 PM

Post #3484536

Perennial Poppies , especially Orientale, seem to move OK whereas trying to move annuals is risky at best.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 10, 2007
9:45 PM

Post #3484718

This is the first pink oriental to bloom i n my garden. I think it is from the pizzacato strain not coral reef. I am still waiting for them to bloom

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 12, 2007
3:27 PM

Post #3489828

lovely color !
skimper
Greenwich, OH

May 12, 2007
3:39 PM

Post #3489863

Very!pretty color.
siepsam
Nieuwegein
Netherlands

May 12, 2007
4:04 PM

Post #3489945

Hi everybody,

I'm new here. Love the pics of the Poppies, I've got a few of my own who are having some flowerbuds. When they are in bloom, I will send some pics.

Bye, Astrid

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2007
5:02 PM

Post #3490110

Welcome, Astrid, to Daves Garden! This is a wonderful place... Sometimes we have serious discussions about gardening and sometimes we're just SILLY. Sometimes it's hard to tell where we stop talking about gardening and start being silly! I hope you love it here.

xxxx, Carrie
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 12, 2007
8:32 PM

Post #3490592

One more Orientale is opening up. I hope the white ones come through this year. I moved them last year and they seem to be coming along.

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 12, 2007
8:49 PM

Post #3490616

Hello Astrid !!! WELCOME - can't wait to see your blooms. Mine are finished for the year, so now I wait for pictures from the rest of the world :-)

balvenie, really love that smokey purple color :-)

dybbuk

dybbuk
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2007
8:52 PM

Post #3490621

One I saw in Italy...

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corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

May 12, 2007
8:59 PM

Post #3490638

beautiful red - and it was looking right at ya !
siepsam
Nieuwegein
Netherlands

May 14, 2007
7:06 AM

Post #3495275

Hi everybody,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm sure I'm gonna love it here. And trust me, I can also do verry silly.

I'm waiting for my flowers to bloom. And I have put more seeds in the ground for next year.

Love the pics i've seen so far.
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 16, 2007
1:43 AM

Post #3501757

Balvernie that is one beautiful lavender poppy. Can you tell me what its name is ?
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 17, 2007
1:00 AM

Post #3505417

Coral Reef from seed. Sorry the picture is blurred

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 17, 2007
1:00 AM

Post #3505418

Coral Reef from seed. Sorry the picture is blurred

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2007
1:08 AM

Post #3505453

Gorgeous!
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2007
2:42 AM

Post #3505729

Yippee! I have some of those coming up from seed too!! They won't bloom till next year tho...
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2007
2:06 AM

Post #3525408

Time, Wish I could remember for sure, but it is the Orientale and I think the name is Patty's Plum.
skimper
Greenwich, OH

May 23, 2007
2:31 AM

Post #3525496

Balvenie:your oriental poppy looks like pattys plum.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2007
7:23 PM

Post #3528016

Just finished planting out 4 coral reefs and 4 pizzicato. Hope they bloom this year.

xxxx, Carrie
skimper
Greenwich, OH

May 23, 2007
8:43 PM

Post #3528286

Carrie your poppies ill moe likely bloom next year.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2007
8:55 PM

Post #3528309

Even though they're big, grown-up poppies? One I planted last year. (She sells plants as tiny babies.) But these other ones are already big! That would be sad.

::::::::::, Carrie (tears instead of kisses)
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2007
9:01 PM

Post #3528331

Unless they are showing bloom pods I'd think Skimper is right. Usually when I start Oriental Peonys from seed they don't bloom till the next year.

Diann

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2007
9:02 PM

Post #3528336

Boo hoo.

x, C
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2007
9:15 PM

Post #3528377

Oh but look at the surprises you have waiting for you next spring! :)
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 24, 2007
12:50 AM

Post #3529004

Balvernie I think pattys plum is one you buy as a plant. I have always grown mine from seed. At what time of year do you plant the roots when you grow them as bought plants?
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2007
2:16 AM

Post #3529272

I plant them from the pots as they come from the Nursery. Here the Nurseries don't open much less carry plants till it warms up (and sometimes dries out). As for time, when I can buy them it is time to plant them. Hope that helps a bit.
gd501
Dearborn Heights, MI

May 25, 2007
4:20 PM

Post #3534605

Why dont my poppies have the dark blotches? They have 4 petals and just barely any blotch on them at all.

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Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2007
6:42 PM

Post #3535049

gd501, not all oriental poppies are the same. I have orange one without blotches and some with blotches. :) All are beautiful.

Here is a picture of Oriental Poppy Pinnacle blooming in my gardens. :)

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skimper
Greenwich, OH

May 25, 2007
10:53 PM

Post #3535911

Ticker:that is one amazing! oriental poppy.I like it!
spidra
Berkeley, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 25, 2007
11:03 PM

Post #3535938

I'm at work so I can't download and reupload these to Dave's but I've posted shots of my "Drama Queen" poppy on Flickr:

The mama plant I bought at the nursery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spidra/219647252/

And the "daughters" that came from intentionally reseeding:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spidra/451683807/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spidra/496629731/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spidra/496630645/


I wish poppies lasted longer. Lovely photos, everyone! I especially like the red ones with the black bits inside. They remind me of the tulips that were on my uncle's coffin. I saved one of those for years...

gd501
Dearborn Heights, MI

May 26, 2007
12:47 AM

Post #3536300

thanks for the shared knowledge ticker and that sure is one cool poppy.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

June 4, 2007
8:56 PM

Post #3574771

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Libby

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2007
3:02 PM

Post #3984885

Hello Libby;
I'd like to bump this thread up to remind everyone of 'Sow poppy seeds'. Is it time to prepare for next year poppy season? I missed out on last year Poppies. Please, post more info. on these beauties. How are you doing with your moving? Hope everything going well your way.

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