Friday, March 27, 2009

Can't wait for poppy time!!!











There's something about their papery petals and fuzzy stems that I can't seem to get enough of. I have poppies in many colors in my garden. These are some pictures of a few of last year's blooms. I always seem to be on the look out for the newest color I can add to the borders. The bees love them and I love bees so I will always make room for them in the garden. After they bloom, they go dormant and so I always plant them with something that will grow up and hide the dying foliage. They are so hardy and reliable. When I plant them I have to be sure about the spot because they don't transplant well. But once there in they are almost bullet proof. I planted several new ones this past year so I can't wait till they bloom. The snow is now gone from the
garden so I should see them emerging any time now. Can't wait!

14 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Breathtaking... do they come in purple or lavender? I might just have to drop some when I'm ready to plant. I'm trying to plan out my garden now. The best plan i've come up with is most closely related to my personality... .no rhyme or reason for the flowers are the season.

Lovely.

The sewing room said...

Hi June i hope you don't mind me stopping by to say hello i have come via Carolyns blog,i too have six children two still at home Sam is nearly seventeen and Lauren has just turned fithteen.I have planted poppies this week as we have had some nice weather and managed to get out in the garden so i have sowed lots of packets of variouse seeds.but now our weather has turned yet again so no more gardening for me just yet,have a great weekend best wishes Pat

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh those are absolutely gorgeous! Your garden must be amamzing!!! I can't wait to see more pictures of your gardens! You definately have a green thumb:)

The Pink Bird House said...

I have to ditto that from The Victorian Parlor, the poppies are absolutely gorgous and your gardens must be amazing. I too will anxiously await new pictures from this season's flowers. Once again your photos are just spectacular!! So clear and sharp, and the colors amazing! We have wild poppies that grow all along the fields here, big red poppies. Can't pick them tho, they are under the wildflower protection bill, but I do enjoy seeing them and taking pictures of them. I will have to post about them when they bloom, which should be soon! They are exquisite.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Wow June, your little poppies look like something out of a magazine! I bet your garden is gorgeous...you HAVE to show us more!!!!
everything vintage

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Your poppies are beautiful!I love your style of gardening and look forward to more as well.
Take care,
Carolyn

Deedee said...

June, those are so beautiful! I love poppies too.

Bonnie said...

So beautiful.....it almost looks like paper flowers....I love them.
Nice weekend

my day said...

Hello June,
I think these flowers look so beautiful, I have some in my garden to but in a different color.Love your colors to.
Have a nice sunday,Ingrid.

La Flotte said...

Hi June, I saw you on a dutch blog and bring you a visite. What a lovely blog you have and gorgious photo's!
The poppies looks like beautiful paper flowers...so nice!
greetings Heidi

Rita said...

Thank you for stopping by mammabellarte. Do you remember making poppy dolls when you were little. Just flip the petals down and tie them with the stem like a belt. They look like dolls. Ciao

Sammy Girl said...

Hey, June! Thanks for stopping by to say "hi". The Poppies are simply delish! Do you have red poppies along your highways in the spring? I-5 in Oregon has patches that always brighten our day. (of course they are not as spectacular as your beauties ...) Thanks for sharing the images with us.

Betty :)

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi June, Right now looking outside is snow. I can't believe it. So coming over looking at your flowers is uplifting to say the least. Very Pretty! I loooove flowers-

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh June these are the most gorgeous poppies I have seen! Most are red or orange that I have been aware of. Would you be able to tell me what the names of these are and where possibly I might buy their seeds? Am I right in thinking that I am to late to seed for this year?

blessings
mary