I planted poppies from seed this past spring. I had my doubts that they were going to take. It seemed that they took forever to bloom. But once they started blooming in July, they have kept at it for the entire summer and continue even now during the first week of October! I don’t really know the different varieties. I’d say these are pretty plain. I planted Poppy Flanders/Corn American Legion, Poppy Iceland Nudicaule Blend, and Poppy Oriental. None of them describe a white center, though, so I don’t know what kind the flower above might be. The deep red ones are the American Legions. Poppies are such a delicate flower. I’ll admit their stems can look a bit messy up close. These guys are at the back of my garden though, so I can really enjoy their color without seeing the mess! I’m so happy with them.
Right next to the poppies I’ve planted some Shasta Daisies. My father-in-law started them from seed for me in his greenhouse. I planted them as seedlings. I think they fit nicely next to the poppies.
Moving right along the ditch wall, I’ve planted Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susans. They were given to me from a friend’s garden. She is a very special friend!
Finally, you’ll see some horrible cardboard. I’m killing some more grass/weeds along the wall. I’ll have a big job ahead of me this winter, as I’d like to uncover a lot more of the hidden wall!
What is your favorite flower for prolonged blooming time? I hope you have lots of color in your garden!
I love poppies…they are so simple, delicate and oh so beautiful.
Thanks for the comment Karen. I so agree!
My poppies haven’t done too well in all the rain… but the cosmos, dahlias, agastache and calendula have been amazing! I love your daisies – they’re such happy looking flowers 🙂
PJ Girl, I do think my poppies are just a bit protected from the rain by the Hawthorne trees. It’s lucky that at least some plants thrive in all of the rain we’ve had!
sensational poppies! their colour next to something lime-green would be eye-popping!
Dare I ask you Susan, if there is a specific lime-green colored plant you had in mind? (haha! and if it is currently growing in your garden, needing dividing?!) Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I am thinking of getting smaller plants to fill in between the tall(ish) poppies, daisies, black-eyed Susan’s. I haven’t thought of what yet, though. I’ll keep an eye out for lime-green! 🙂