Life List: Grow a Garden of Poppies

17 Jun

I’m finally crossing grow a garden full of poppies off my life list this year. Next year we’ll work on expanding the color palette. I want a rainbow of California’s flower.


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10 Responses to “Life List: Grow a Garden of Poppies”

  1. Salvaged Strawberry June 17, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Beautiful! I would love it if your garden could come to Minnesota and be my wedding bouquet for a day.

    • Carrie Anne June 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

      I would be honored to have my flowers in your bouquet! Too bad they wilt soon after picking or I’d send you some.

  2. Corin June 17, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Gorgeous! I want to run out and buy all the poppy seed packets I can find now!
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    • Carrie Anne June 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

      I 100% support this statement.

  3. Samantha M. June 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    They’re beeyooooooootiful! I always forget how lovely our state flower is. I esp. love the red-orange ones!
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    • Carrie Anne June 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

      Last year I managed to grow these colors plus white, too. Next year I hope to reprise the white and add pink. We’ll see!

  4. Starry June 18, 2013 at 3:29 am #

    don’t forget to put the seed pods in a paper bag and wait for them to pop (sounds a bit like popcorn)
    we scatter ours every year to fill in any bare patches
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    • Carrie Anne June 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

      The best thing about ours is that they are already self-seeding. Grow, babies, grow!

  5. Mary @ Fit and Fed July 7, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    You can get California poppies in a lot of colors now but the unadulterated bright orange is still classic. My mom has a delicate pink Oriental poppy and I have a different Oriental, “Patty’s Plum”– I love both!
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    • Carrie Anne July 12, 2013 at 8:41 am #

      We’ve been trying to get a watermelon-pink variety of the CA poppy to grow here with no luck. Isobel wants pink ones so bad. I think it might be a little too hot here for them.

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