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My Last Poppy Bloomed Today

Posted by not_a_contessa z6PA (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 25, 06 at 23:37

I kid you not. I have had blooms all summer long, and this is the last of them. I brought her indoors to take her picture, it was too breezy out. She's little, but she's still pretty.

These plants grew in am sun and afternoon shade. All of them were volunteers. The seeds got in that bed last summer when I dumped unwanted seeds behind the yews; a few plants grew and bloomed back there but they were insignificant and unexpected, and I just ignored them.

In the fall we cut down and removed the yews and added compost and garden soil to the bed. The only thing I planted there this year was Impatiens Balsamina. I had volunteer cherry tomatoes, calendula, pennyroyal, and the poppies. It looks like I planted a garden there.

Next spring I'm going to do successive sowings of each of the many varieties of poppy seeds that I have in my stash. The seems to be an ideal spot for them.


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RE: My Last Poppy Bloomed Today

Very pretty! Do you know the name of this Poppy?

RE: My Last Poppy Bloomed Today

Shirley, I don't know the name of this poppy, but I have a GAZILLION seeds if you want some.


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