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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday Vignette: Poppies, Poppies!



Papaver orientale or Oriental Poppies in glorious bloom in the garden of Sylvia Matlock and Ross Johnson.

Wednesday Vignette is hosted each week by Anna at Flutter and Hum.  Click on over to her blog to see more.




Pollinators love every member of the Papaveraceae that I've ever grown.  Georgia O''keeffe is not a polinator BTW.

29 comments:

  1. Just love these especially in swathes!

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    1. I only wish they bloomed a bit longer.

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  2. I adore poppies, and you got some great shots of them.

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  3. Beautiful poppies ! I spent the morning pulling my crispy ones up , before they explode seeds ! Welsh poppies next year ;)

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  4. Oh, I love poppies! And I'm impressed by your photos - red is SO HARD to photograph! (For me, at least!)

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    1. Reds and oranges are difficult. I aim the camera and hope.

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  5. Who doesn't love poppies? (that's what all of the deer say here...)

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    1. Oh dear or should that be oh deer? I didn't know that your big four-legged slugs liked poppies.

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  6. Are you certain Georgia O'keeffee isn't a pollinator? 'cause her attraction to red poppies suggests otherwise :-)
    Such beautiful pictures. I LOVE poppies and the seed head too. Which is why I have about 300,000 to pull out this year...

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    1. They are a pretty spectacular family! I think your big poppy patch is mostly Papaver somniferum which has the most attractive seed heads of the clan. They do like to reseed!

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  7. "And now, my beauties, something with poison in it, I think. With poison in it, but attractive to the eye, and soothing to the smell. Poppies... Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep. Sleeeeep. Now they'll sleeeeeeeep!"

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  8. Oh how I miss having poppies in my gardens. I should remedy that one of these days.

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    1. I'm running out of sunny space which they love. Just scatter some seeds and you'll have them!

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  9. I have no poppies in my garden Peter. They do not want to grow there, ha ha ))
    I should grow some perennials poppies may be these ones will grow well...
    You photos are very pretty showing bees around. What a treat!

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    1. I'll bet the perennial oriental poppies would do well in your garden, Nadezda. Thank you, I'm glad you liked the photos.

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  10. I always read that Oriental Poppies will not thrive here. I may have to prove that for myself. Stray California Poppies are still sending out random blooms.

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    1. I wonder if Papaver somniferum would grow well there. They love the heat but am not sure about the humidity. They're a reseeding annual and seed about generously!

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  11. I love the bright red color of poppies, so thank you for sharing the photos.

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  12. I haven't been successful in growing oriental poppies here but the colors are so beautiful, I think I'll have to try again.

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    1. They are beautiful. It's been years since I've had them in my garden. Let me know if you're successful in trying them again.

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  13. Lovely poppies, and gorgeous photos.

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  14. Fabulous at their peak...a pain in the neck the rest of the time.

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