I am glad that I decided to sow some poppy seeds last autumn for spring flowering as one of my new experience of growing flower from seeds for this year. Living in Mediterranean climate I found that sowing time play a very important role ensuring the success of certain plant. Growing up in tropics you can plant all year round. Here in Adelaide I had to do my own research on determining when is the perfect time to sow certain plant seeds I would love to grow. At first I thought I sowed those poppy seeds too late and they won’t produce any flower for me at all. I almost gave up on them and thought to clear them up to giveaway their space for other plants. I got worried because when I walk around my neighbourhood nobody has poppy plants in their front yard garden except this one house which grow Californian poppy that has bloom 2 months ago which mine has not even after a month back then. Luckily I was patient enough and now got to see the reward. There is so many different shade or colours of poppy blooming now in my garden. Which one is your favourite?
We grow one of the hybrid of Shirley poppies (ornamental poppies). The first time I touched poppy petals, my first thought was silk or soft tissues.
Fresh poppy bloom is on the right side where the something (don’t know what its call) around the green capsule is yellow where as on the left it has already turn brownish in colour. Poppy don’t bloom that long about 3 or 4 days, the petals are easily carried away on windy day. But I am not worried because not long they will be new bloom to replace the old ones.
Sexy red poppy dancing facing the sky.
The first poppy bloom colour in our garden was crimson red. It so much remind me the colour of cheongsam and blood.
For more bewitching red colour hop on to Mary blog the host for Ruby Tuesday.
This is an old entry but I would like to join Tracy party at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday’s #3.