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Poppies: Remembering this summer

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

December 5, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5859997

Shirley poppies in my garden. I love them. They are easy to grow though they do have their faults.

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

December 5, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #5860008

One of the individuals

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

December 5, 2008
2:20 AM

Post #5860015

And another.

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

December 5, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #5860024

And another. All of these were sown on a March snow . The flower bed had no mulch on it.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2008
10:13 AM

Post #5860687

Its my first sow with Shirleys,What are the drawbacks?
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

December 5, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #5862528

Their major drawback is that they don't last the whole season. Mine are done by mid to late June.

I would love to see some hybridizers develop a strain that is short for the front of the border. Shirleys in my garden tend to be about 2 fewet tall.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 6, 2008
10:33 AM

Post #5864051

Thanks I dont know what I was expecting but a short season wont put me around the bend.
I couldn't imagine what could be bad about something so pretty.
gammy3
Columbia Station, OH
(Zone 5a)

November 19, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #7288264

i'm curious...did any of your shirley's self seed and come up in 2009? i'm asking, because none of mine did..and some of them were so interesting.
Yours were lovely.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 19, 2009
9:21 AM

Post #7289008

I direct sowed in 2008.I sowed in 2 places only one place had poppies.
This was my first Shirly poppy season.
Under my livingrom window in the red garden

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

November 20, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #7291229

I had very few volunteer this past year...but I have a number of seedlings coming up now. I have transplanted them into a number of other places in the garden, so all they have to do is make it through the winter for 2010. I think that maybe the rabbits that are always outwitting my attempts to keep them out of my garden may find them tasty fare in mid winter when all else is brown.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2009
9:39 AM

Post #7292113

Your milder climate keeps them alive in winter.
Our freezes kill everything
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

November 20, 2009
9:54 PM

Post #7293694

Could be on the freezes. I am either 6a or 6b.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2009
10:10 PM

Post #7293755

I'm 6a too, but annual poppies dont live here thru the winter.
Could you have been referring to Orientals Perennial poppies?
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

November 21, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #7294696

no these are definitely shirleys.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 21, 2009
10:51 AM

Post #7295603

Hummmmm
I find p.somnifariums are more prolific and reliable self seeders.
I have big dreams for the first year harvest and re sowing here.
If I like where everything comes up I will just let them continue to populate the garden.
I hope to see some of these Flemish Antiques.
The only drawback to poppies is they get leggy and flop everywhere

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 21, 2009
10:52 AM

Post #7295605

This is the flopping I dislike

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

November 24, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #7307090

Beatuiful poppies, everyone! That garden scene is gorgeous, time, and your Flemish Antique is wonderful, Jo Ann!

Can't they be staked?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2009
10:57 AM

Post #7308150

I staked this bunch altho they loose the free open wavy attitude when bunched in the middle.
Ibelieve and hope that when they are better established in among the JI's and Lilies ,they will not flop over.Lilies should hold them up pretty good.
Also, I dont thin mine. I just cant bear to pull them out.
Last spring was the firdt year I had any.
I direct sowed Somniferiums in 3 places 2 places did well.
Venus in the west garden

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2009
11:02 AM

Post #7308154

and Flemish Antique in the DayLily garden.
These are small clumps the first year 100 seeds doesnt make much of a statement.
I wasnt happy with Flems Antiq so I yanked most before they could re seed.
I yanked Venus because I wanted the seeds to mature in a bag in the garage so I could relocate them.
This is a aspect of Picasa I dont like. When the file menu drops down ALL the files chosen foe collage show.
I have to fish around to find the file for the collage amonst all the images in the collage.
This isnt it.
Gimmi a minute.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2009
11:06 AM

Post #7308158

Hope this is it
YES

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

November 25, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #7308364

I do understand the staking making the poppies look too rigid and not natural. There are some systems offered by many companies but I don't know how well they'd work for you.

Lovely photos, Jo Ann.

Just "Export" the photos of poppies to a folder you can name POPPIES 2009 and the collages will be there. Makes it much easier to find them.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #7308445

I export the collage to the garden folder where I can find them, then when I open the collage file all the elements of the collage are there and none are labled the poppy collage as I named it when I exported it.
This is a "new feature of the recently updated Picasa3 It stinks in my opinion
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 25, 2009
2:57 PM

Post #7308545

I have it (Picasa 3) and just give a collage a folder to itself and then add individual photos of each flower.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2009
11:19 AM

Post #7311103

will give that a try

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2009
1:01 PM

Post #7406314

Oriental Poppies.
Cant wait for june

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2010
10:44 AM

Post #7497891

I just came across this.
Venus poppies annuals

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2010
10:24 AM

Post #7507956

another poppy pic

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2010
10:33 AM

Post #7511335

Looking forward to the return of this.Queen Alexandra

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

January 30, 2010
12:51 PM

Post #7511459

That's a lovely soft color and a beautiful flower.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2010
1:00 PM

Post #7511471

The QA is an oriental perennial.I have a few others thwt will be first year plants.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2010
10:10 AM

Post #7521519

Happy Groundhog day

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Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2010
5:08 PM

Post #7599748


Hi ge1836, what is the poppy in this post, please?


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7295603

Thank you, Deb

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2010
5:25 PM

Post #7599782

I am not positive but either Flemish Antique or
Drop Dead Georgeous

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2010
6:25 PM

Post #7599940

Boy, I agree about it being "Drop Dead Georgeous"!!!! thank you...Deb
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #7599949

They are gorgeous.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7599966

They are from The One Stop Poppy Shop

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 20, 2010
3:20 AM

Post #7720238

I believe I read a thread on the poppy forum where someone started they had sown Persian Whit,Grape and lilac and Hungarien Blue poppies that failed to germinate.
Am I wrong ?
Has anyone had a problem with these varieties?
OR am I just impatient. Other varieties are going gangbusters.

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