Red Poppies

 

community garden poppies

“Painters use red like spice.” — Derek Jarman

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32 thoughts on “Red Poppies

  1. Beautiful. I have one poppy that I got as a passalong plant, I really need more. The Lurie Garden has a sprinkling of red poppies that really do “pop” in the prairie landscape!

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    1. Thanks. I am having so much fun with this new garden. I really hope I can maintain my enthusiasm once it really gets hot. haha

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  2. Lovely photo. I’ ve been to Derek Jarman’ s seaside garden which is still interesting even though he is dead now.
    Glad to see a post from you again, I was about to write and ask you if you are OK.

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    1. Thank you, Chloris. I am sorry to have been the cause of your concern. I’ve been working on my veggie garden and just got too busy to post. No gardening reference ever slips past you!

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  3. Simply breathtaking. Words don’t/won’t do justice unless they in some way convey “LOOK at this”. So I’m stopping typing now and going back to do just that. (and, good to have you back posting!)

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    1. haha I know. I just didn’t have anything to say about this. The red just kind of blocks out everything else. My community garden neighbour has a big patch of poppies blooming right now and I was mesmerized.

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    1. Thanks. I wish. These were growing at the community garden where I have a veggie plot. They were spectacular though and now I want some too. haha

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      1. The seeds are easy to collect and sow. As soon as the pods dry and crack open at the top, I pick a few and like a salt shaker sprinkle them where I want them to grow. Just remember in the spring where you spread them so you don’t think they are weeds. I thin the best to about a foot apart. Super easy!

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        1. I doubt they will grow at my house which is in full shade but I’ll ask her for a pod to grow at the community garden. They were so beautiful.

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    1. This image is a cheat. The original is pretty but the red was much softer so I started playing around using GIMP and kind of liked the result.

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