STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a mother, quilter, stitcher, gardener and lover of cats and fine chocolate....

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Poppy Love... Again!

It's that time of year again.. yes it's poppy time in the garden.... If you've been reading me for a while, you know that every June I share my poppies with you.. so here we go again... As soon as I step out my garage side door, this clump of poppies is immediately upon my right - what a glorious sight to greet me in the morning. This is what they look like as the early sun hits them while much of the side yard is still in shade.
This year there are well over a dozen blooms on this one plant. I wish they would last longer- all opened within a day or two of each other. Sadly, within a week, it's all over. Last year I planted a new poppy -a double frilly one called Fancy Feathers. I was hoping it would bloom this year but I guess it is going to make me wait another year. It survived the winter but is not growing fast enough to suit me.. I gave it a lovely top-dressing of compost and I've been giving it some "love talk"  along with water and fertilizer but it's taking it's good ole time... So I guess I'll have to content myself for one more year with these and the orange ones...  Sigh...


 If you like something a little more "colourful", take a look at my bright orange poppies. Yes I know - you almost need sunglasses!! I have several clumps of these - orange is NOT my colour, but I cannot bear to get rid of them. They sure do add some "pop" to the garden for a few days...


 I'm hoping that by this time next year I'll have a new poppy to show you.. if my memory is correct, Fancy Feathers is red....
Up next.. Wildflower Wednesday. Y'all come back now.....
I am linking to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House . Check out all the wonderful collages there...

Peace,
Linda

"The course of Nature is the art of God." ~ Edward Young

7 comments:

Lori E said...

I gave my sister a clump of that same poppy years ago. She got up one morning to see it in full bloom and called me right away to say how amazing it was. Would have been nice if she had looked at the clock first since it was 5:00 am on a Saturday.
Your photo of yours is stunning. It would look really good framed up.

Lori E said...

I should add you have just inspired me to post some of my poppy photos from a couple years ago. Hooray for summer.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your poppies are so pretty and you got some beautiful shots and close ups of them. Isn't this a great day for the start of summer? Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Nice photos cousin!!!

Ron...

Pondside said...

We have lots of Icelandic Poppies, but none of the lovely, soft pink ones. So pretty!

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh, how gorgeous, Linda! Pretty candid photos. Enjoy the end of June~
shawn

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I LOVE your cat, the posies are sensational, lovely post!

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