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wrightie
Metro DC, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 26, 2007
5:41 PM

Post #4328517

I would love to see photos of poppies in your garden beds and landscaping. I'm especially curious of how people are using poppies in their front gardens as I'm thinking of incorporating them into my front beds this year. In the past, I've only grown them in cottage garden out back where I can get a bit more "crazy."

Do you have photos to share?

Thanks in advance!
w
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 26, 2007
9:58 PM

Post #4329135

Here is a shot of the ones I have in a front garden bed...

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 26, 2007
10:02 PM

Post #4329153

One more...

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wrightie
Metro DC, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 26, 2007
10:50 PM

Post #4329252

Lovely, Janet. Are they "california poppies"? I'm still learning. Thank you so much for posting your photos. I love to see other people's designs.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 27, 2007
3:32 AM

Post #4330226

Yes, they are and they are the only ones I have been able to get to grow..lol But I love the buttery yellow color of the blooms and the silvery/blue foilage!
wrightie
Metro DC, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 27, 2007
3:55 AM

Post #4330294

Well, as it happens, I am in "the market" for silver foliage and yellow flowers in my front beds! Thanks.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

December 27, 2007
4:13 AM

Post #4330349

Then these should fill the bill...lol
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:02 AM

Post #4370218

here's another one.

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:03 AM

Post #4370221

and another, but all by itself

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:05 AM

Post #4370222

and again

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:18 AM

Post #4370241

hope this isn't too boring

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:20 AM

Post #4370244

number V

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:21 AM

Post #4370245

number VI

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:22 AM

Post #4370249

number VII

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:25 AM

Post #4370252

number VIII, but the other 285 will have to wait for another day. ciao

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
6:35 AM

Post #4370261

Poppies mix well with everything. There's a size and color of bloom or foliage for everyone's taste. The best approach is to scatter seed. Every kind you can get and every place you can toss it. Some will grow and some will not. The only way to find out is toss a bunch and see what works. Winter (now) sowing works well. Orientals are a bit different, being perennials. Good luck.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 7, 2008
1:50 PM

Post #4370676

NO, not boring at all! what is the blue in the picture with number four? All of your poppies are just beautiful, I am going to have to try one more time this year to get more varieties to grow for me...
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2008
3:33 PM

Post #4371050

The blue is lavender.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 7, 2008
3:52 PM

Post #4371108

It is beautiful. I have not had much luck with Lavendar, but Rosemary does well for me.
3gardeners
Mableton, GA
(Zone 7a)

January 8, 2008
3:12 AM

Post #4373998

Do the Calif. poppies last all summer?

I assumed that since the annuals I planted (That probably won't even come up...they hate me) would die out as it got hot. So I was wondering what else should go in with them to keep the dying plants hiddedn and color in the bed. Any tips?
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2008
4:51 AM

Post #4374312

They last a good while, but not all Summer here. I use the petunias in my beds to have something blooming when between color..lol I have such luck with them from seed.
picante
Helena, MT
(Zone 4b)

January 29, 2008
5:29 AM

Post #4468130

I planted Lauren's Grape (Papaver somniferum) in front of my grapevine.

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

February 2, 2008
5:07 PM

Post #4486475

Do you cut your lavender back very much? Mine really needs it but I am afraid I will hurt the plants. some have gotten really too large for the space they are in. They are in their 3rd year.

Tammie
wrightie
Metro DC, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 2, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #4486542

LL, Your lavender will greatly benefit from a rejuvenation pruning from time to time. You ought to at least selectively thin out the the old, tired looking stems.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

February 2, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4486562

Thank you, I was able to harvest 3 times last year.. they just kept blooming all year! Even had some bloom in december! .. with snow! LOL

Tammie
paracelsus
Elmira, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
8:22 PM

Post #4560805

balvenie, is number V the oriental poppy Royal Wedding?
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #4814366

balvanie - if anyone thinks that is boring then they are on the wrong forum ( or dead !). What beauty. I cannot get my camera to focus on more than one individual bloom with being fuzzy. Your colors are so sharp !

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Other Poppies Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Poppy reference sources (and pictures too) balvenie 29 Oct 7, 2009 11:38 PM
Oriental poppies - seed or root stock? ghia_girl 15 Jun 22, 2010 12:12 AM
Starting to grow mrpoppy 3 Mar 6, 2007 12:46 AM
Meconopsis from seed picante 42 Oct 12, 2008 7:15 PM
7b-ers who are going to sow soon sublimaze1 7 Mar 9, 2007 7:36 PM


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