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planolinda
Plano, TX

November 2, 2007
11:28 AM

Post #4149577

i understand poppies like cooler weather--i plan to plant those seeds for early spring blooms and then other flowers for our long texas summer--what do poppies look like after their bloom time?
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2007
11:12 PM

Post #4179895

Hi Plano
When poppies are done blooming, the petals will fall off. What is left is a pod with sort of a lid on top. When the pod turns brown and the "lid" on top is opening, cut off stem with pod still attached. You can shake out the seeds like a salt shaker for seed storage. If you don't do this as soon as they turn brown, a strong breeze with cast out the seeds for ya :)

Cissy

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2007
11:12 PM

Post #4179898

Another pic...a drawing :) I assume you have this type of poppy?

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planolinda
Plano, TX

November 10, 2007
11:30 PM

Post #4179949

thanks--so nice of you to include a picture! since you are knowledgeable i will ask one oher question--my pomegranite bush has "hipps" as in rose hips--i don't really know what they are--is it the seed pod?
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2007
4:15 AM

Post #4181000

YIKES! LOL, I am afraid I don't know about those. I am just learning about poppies myself as I just love them! Maybe someone else can help :)

Cissy :)
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2007
4:23 AM

Post #4181023

Planolinda LOL, love your name :) I found this great information for "poppy raising ". I am going to bookmark this too!

http://www.yardener.com/CaringForOrientalPoppy.html
planolinda
Plano, TX

November 11, 2007
2:44 PM

Post #4181686

thanks for the compliment on the name--i live in plano texas and so it was really not very creative! when we moved here 18 years ago i remember thinking --what a strange name for a city!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2007
4:18 PM

Post #4181975

LOL Linda! :D Have a great Sunday! :D

Cissy
3gardeners
Mableton, GA
(Zone 7a)

December 1, 2007
3:26 AM

Post #4249076

Don't they make fishing lure boxes in Plano? Might make some good seed saver compartments!
planolinda
Plano, TX

December 2, 2007
4:16 AM

Post #4252599

there are fishing boxes with the plano name--not sure if they are made here---good thinking about the seed saver boxes--maybe someone needs to design such a thing? i want someone to invent something very easy to sort of lift up the compost pile and let the air in--i stick branches in mine so it doesn't pack down but idon't think that works very well

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