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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday Vignette -- Procrastination Pays Off...A Year Later

Last year I bought a couple of annual poppies to plant in the front garden..somewhere. I never did get around to it, and I left them in a holding spot near the greenhouse door, where they flowered and went to seed.

As a result, this year I get to admire their one and only progeny, which is thriving in the gravel, amongst the pots where I am once again gathering things I plan to plant out...somewhere.




I don't remember its name -- I think I'll just call it 'Long Tall Drink of Water'
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13 comments:

  1. That's pretty! I broadcast some seed last year, but none came up. I think it was too shaded and moist where I scattered the seed. Still! I thought poppies could handle it. Or maybe I weeded them out accidentally. Seeing yours makes me want to try again.

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  2. Purple poppies and California poppies play well together.

    I was poppy-less this spring. No corn poppies, no opium poppies and the one California poppy I saw left when I wasn't watching.

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  3. It's a pretty thing! I've never had any luck with those poppies. Even my California poppies have been pathetic this year but I'm deliberately delaying clean-up in the hope that I'll get seedlings next year.

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  4. Never had much luck with poppies...they would die after one day. I'm interested in this meme "Wednesday Vignette" but if I read correctly everyone lives near each other. Nothing like that in NJ...anyway with my gardens redos I'm buried lifting block and ivy proofing my beds. Oh, need something to lift me once a week and this meme may be it.

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  5. It's been a banner year for Poppies here in Norcal-rain is the magic ingredient !

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  6. That's a gorgeous purple. You procrastinate good.

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  7. Poppies do well in our sand garden on Whidbey Island. I have planted some California poppies in an "flower patch" where we took out our raspberries and are letting the area go fallow for two years. We'll see if they grow and take over or fade away.

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  8. If that is the result of ardent procrastination, surely I need to do more of that!! Is that Lauren's Grape? If so, I bought seeds for that one, but alas, have yet to sow them. Maybe I'll just empty the bag out, and hope for the best, before they all dry out.

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  9. Hard work often pays off after time, but procrastination always pays off now and sometimes over time too as you've beautifully shown! I haven't had California poppies for years although I love them. This year one popped up and made me think of you.

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  10. Lovely, it was worth the wait!

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  11. Could gravel be the answer? I'm already good at procrastination.

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  12. The lazy gardener gets the poppy.

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  13. Alison, I am the Queen of Procrastinators Undisputed. For me, the only plants that set seed are of the weed variety. What a lovely surprise!

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