Friday, May 6, 2011

Flower Power Friday! Featuring Poppies

 Poppies are a great flower to have in the garden!   They are easy to grow and grow just about anywhere.  There are your perennial variety which come back every year.  The close up of the poppy above is a perennial variety.  I have seen them in white, red, purple, and salmon colors.  I have white and red and one other color, but can't remember which yet.  This is the second year of this variety for me.  They grow to about 2 1/2 ft tall and the flowers are between 3-4 inches.  The bi-annual variety which comes back for 2 years or so.  The Iceland Poppies above are bi-annual variety and are smaller than the perennial poppy.  They grow about 1 1/2 ft tall and the flowers are about 2 inches.  They too come in a variety of colors.  Both varieties grow in full sun light in my garden and bloom through July.  I take the dead (deadhead) flowers off to promote new blooms.  They are a great addition to any garden and are very photogenic.

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