Sunday, May 6, 2007


Two years ago I dug up some poppies that were growing at my mothers. She had had the same type of poppies as long as I can remember. Well I got them home and didn't plant them right away and they died. So I dumped the pots at the edge of the woods. Last year I was surprised to see that there was a poppy plant there and when it bloomed like my mothers I was really surprised. Now this year there are several plants with several buds/blooms. My mother was at the house this weekend and loved them planted at the edge of the woods. A happy ending to the story.


Kylee said...

I'm so jealous! I just can't seem to grow poppies. :-(

Kate said...

I love Poppy stories. They are such shameless plants ... loving to grow with abandon. This year, I've discovered one growing and I definitely did not plant it... probably its appearance is courtesy of the squirrels.

It is a lovely colour.

MrBrownThumb said...

Poppies are awesome. I probably have thousands of them in the garden and I know that I should thin some out but I can't bring myself to do it.

Last year I had a bunch of Allium seeds I thought were duds so I through the soil in the garden and was surprised to find all the seedlings this year.

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Sorry Kylee, I can feel your pain. there are things I can't get to grow.

Kate - Thanks I guess squirrels are good for something other than eating my tomatoes!

Thumb - poppies are great. I have a chinese poppy that comes back year after year never fail. Allium are good also.

snappy said...

Poppies are funny flowers.They dont flower when you want them, and do when you have forgot about them.The best flowers are the suprises that grow.Great story :)

lisa said...

I love surprises like that. When I first moved into my house, I tossed some pieces of daylily root under my porch, and not only did they grow, but the plants are "scooting" closer and closer to the main garden area every year-kind of crawling out from under the porch!