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Oriental Poppies
« on: May 24, 2009, 23:21:08 PM »
Dear all,

now I would like to show you some of my Oriental Poppies. Most of them were planted last year - the ones I had in the old garden were left there, too messy to dig them out, keep their roots cool (we were moving in the hottest summer days) and then having to plant them in a hurry just to find out the poor ones didn't do it.
Only one of the plants was not true to the label, should have been a white with black eye and turned out to be normal orange.
Here they are:

















Enjoy!
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Joyce.

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 23:23:55 PM »
Joyce

Wow - you have a lot of lovelies in your garden.  I don't know much about poppies but you've tickled my interest ;D
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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 23:35:24 PM »
 :clap:  :clap:
Lovely Joyce, another of the plants that will not grow in our warm climate.

There are a number of poppy varieties that will grow early in the spring but not the oriental ones.
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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 07:22:46 AM »
Beautiful Joyce  :clap:  I've only seen the annual poppies in this part of the world. And definitely more plain in shape.

What is growing next to your poppies  ??? Looks like  peonies.

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 20:37:12 PM »
What is growing next to your poppies  ??? Looks like  peonies.
Katja, you are right - this is my mixed border, with peonies (still in buds), a few daylilies, delphiniums, clematis and other perennials. In spring it starts with the bulbs and summer ends with phlox, so there are flowers from spring to autumn.

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 21:12:24 PM »
Dear all,
thank you for your kind replies! Here is another one, maybe the last of my poppies (I am not really sure, still hoping for the white one to show up  ??? ).
Patty's Plum:



Enjoy!
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Joyce.

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 21:22:54 PM »
Joyce

Patty's Plum is my favourite so far  :good:
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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2009, 21:29:19 PM »

Patsy's Plum  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

A colour to die for
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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2009, 22:22:56 PM »
Unfortunately she does not open up fully - maybe it was too hot during the last days?!  ???

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2009, 03:24:12 AM »
Hopefully she will bloom earlier for you next year and open fully but she is well worth persevering with.

Can hardly wait for the progression of this garden - I have a feeling it like all your other postings, this one too will be exquisite.

 What are the small white flowers in the background with the forget me nots ???
A close up of them would be nice - I love to see what people use for fillers.

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2009, 22:02:16 PM »
Abby, of course I will keep her! It is such a lovely colour!
Will post more of my plants when they are in full bloom, especially the newly-imported Hems look very promising!
Then there are a few roses - some very old, but HT like varieties, and the new ones from England and France with lovely scent. I use all my roses for cutting, so up to November there is always a fresh bunch of flowers on our breakfast table  :)
The small white flowers are Cerastium fontanum, a perennial that grows in the wilderness and in some gardens, too. Will do a close-up tomorrow.

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2009, 00:27:42 AM »

I may have seen Cerastium fontanum when I was a kid living in Orange which seems to have a European cold climate, frost and a couple of falls of snow through winter. Of coursr I would not have known its name.

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2009, 23:57:24 PM »
Abby, I had to look it up, too!  :)

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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2009, 23:01:59 PM »
Here is the close-up of Cerastium (for Abby  :) ):



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Re: Oriental Poppies
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2009, 14:36:36 PM »

Joyce they are adorable  :love:

I must keep an eye out for some seeds.

Thanks for the close up  :good:
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