Poppies

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The poppies are the scarlet beauties of the garden right now. 

Poppies 2The legion poppies have been blooming the longest, but every week a new kind is blooming, delighting us with new colors and shapes.  

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They are so proud and bold among the grass, yet so delicate with their ruffled petals like fine silk that glows in the sun, bright and beautiful one day, and scattered petals across the grass the next. 

All day long we enjoy them, their color catching the eye always like a stunning rainbow, and their smell, so subtle you must burrow your nose into their blossoms, all at once like nectar and new mown hay, and a barley field baking in the sun. 

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. simplywendi says:

    such lovely pictures…….like from a storybook. 🙂

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      1. simplywendi says:

        my pleasure. so enjoyed the photos.

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    1. tonytomeo says:

      or the Wizard of Oz!

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      1. simplywendi says:

        🙂 yes………..or that! 🙂

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  2. Ravenna says:

    Beautiful 🙂

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  3. tonytomeo says:

    California poppies are nothing like yours, and do not get tall at all, but really are magical for those of us who know them!

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    1. I planted a whole seed packet of California poppies, and ONE actually grew this year! I am still waiting for it to bloom, but it’s very exciting. I’ve tried growing them for years without success, so just having one grow is kind of a breakthrough. I hope next year i can have more. They look very beautiful in pictures.

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      1. tonytomeo says:

        ONE!? Goodness, they should grow like weeds! One of my neighbors could not grow them either, and I never figured out why.

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      2. My theory is they hate the humidity here, but yes, sort of pathetic, i know! Maybe next spring i will have 3 plants and can make the camera angle so it looks like a whole field lol

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      3. tonytomeo says:

        Oh, they don’t like humidity? Our native California poppy doesn’t either. (It is actually a different genus.)

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      4. None of the poppies are wild about rain, but they all seem very heat or cold tolerant. Spring and fall we usually have a dry season. This year and last it’s rained every few days so they haven’t been very happy.

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      5. tonytomeo says:

        Oh, I know they dislike rain. Humidity is a different issue, and as a Californian, something I had not considered.

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      6. tonytomeo says:

        ? Yes, but there are a few things that like humidity.

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      7. True, and especially mold and algae. Our deck is greener than the grass right now and it’s like ice skating to walk on it when it rains

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