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July 6, 2015

POPPING POPPIES

I'm thrilled with the show that my bread seed poppies are putting on this year, and look forward to harvesting their seed pods.  They're quite trouble-free with regard to pests and such, and simply just do their thing.  This particular annual species is Papaver somniferum 'Lauren's Grape'.
©Linda Nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
The seed packet will make a wonderful little addition to a decoupage project, don't you think?
©Linda Nelson 2015
Zucchini squashes are just starting to plump up.  (Note to self.... must fry up some blossoms.)Yum!
©Linda Nelson 2015
Oh, and I must try my hand at making kale chips. 
©Linda Nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
My trusty-faithful hydrangeas never fail to deliver.  I can always count on them.
©Linda Nelson 2015
I goofed (sort of) with the timing for planting onion sets.  I took a chance planting some garden center freebies last fall, with the hopes of getting an early summer harvest.  Instead, I got flowers.  There's no disappointment going on here, though.  They're great for fresh cut arrangements.  I'll just plant more next spring, which is the correct season for planting onion sets.
©Linda Nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
What a thrill to see that my water lotus garden is taking to life.  I had a seed pod from an old potpourri package that was looking a little exhausted.  It was at least ten years old, so I was more than ready to just toss it.  I saved the seeds and sprouted them in a small glass of water.  I then transplanted the seedlings to this lovely little glazed cache pot.  The big challenge will be when it's time to overwinter them at the end of the season.
Linda Nelson 2015
Cats make for fabulous decorative garden objects, wouldn't you say.  I'm partial, of course, for that's my cat!
©Linda Nelson 2015
Enjoy your day.

7 comments:

  1. che colore i tuoi papaveri! mi hai fatto venir voglia di averne nel mio giardino! anch'io adoro sperimentare: sto raccogliendo semi di vario tipo e proverò a seminarli...vedremo!
    un saluto!
    lori

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    1. If legally permitted, I would be happy to send you the poppy seeds.

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  2. Love those poppies, Linda! And what a success with the water lotus! Does it bloom too?

    thank you for linking up with What's Blooming This Week

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    1. Thank you, Heather. Sprouting the lotus seeds was for sheer novelty; it is unlikely that they will bloom. I have no interest in adding a pond or permanent water feature to my property.

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  3. Everything looks great and those purple poppies are amazing!
    I'm going to track some down - the color is stunning!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  4. Hi Linda
    Your gorgeous post has been the featured submission for last week's What's Blooming This Week!!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I will share the announcement with my cat...... and my poppies.

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