Friday, January 13, 2017

'Mother of Pearl' Poppies

This spring, for the first time in 7 years, poppies bloomed in my garden. 'Mother of Pearl' Shirley poppies. Some years I forgot to order the seeds; in other years they didn't come up. They started to feel like my white whale. Had I actually ever grown poppies? If I didn't have photographic evidence I would think I had imagined them.


  1. Popey's arse so great to have.
    Have a wonderful day Sweetbay

  2. Those are beautiful!

    It is so wonderful to see a post from you. May you and your hubby have a great 2017 ~ FlowerLady

  3. So pretty! For the past several years, I have been saving poppy seeds and scattering them over the snow in late February. That works well for me, but it means the poppies come up wherever they finally sink into the earth, and sometimes I have them in the strangest places in the garden. Good to see you posting again, Sweet Bay--Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Sweetbay, so nice to see that you have picked up blogging, again!
    Wow, these poppies are so beautiful and delicate. I haven't heard of this variety of poppies before I read your post, strange...
    Anyway, I hope you will have them again in your garden this spring! Thanks for sharing!
    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year 2017!
    Warm regards,

  5. I hope spring will bring you a wonderful display of poppies this year, Sweetbay. I struggle with getting blooms from California poppies here but, with more rain than we've had in a long while, I'm also hoping for a better turn-out this year.

  6. Oooo, they are gorgeous! I've never grown Poppies, but one of my friends has them out in front of her house every summer. They're definitely photogenic, and your captures are beautiful!


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