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Friday, June 5, 2015

More California Poppies in My Garden

On Wednesday I shared a picture of some golden California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) growing in my garden. I actually have a number of different ones growing in my garden, brightening things up considerably on either cloudy days (when they stay tightly closed) or sunny ones (when they open right up).

All self-sown from seeds that I sowed deliberately last year

Most are this solid orange

Some have a yellow edge, like this one

Then there are some whose outer petals are burnished with a touch of red

This one, resting on an Achillea 'Moonshine' umbel, makes me smile

I don't remember sowing white ones, but I must have

Love these deep rose-colored ones, especially the guy on the right in his little fairy hat