Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pulling Poppies



One of the really great benefits of Ed's beautifully prepared planting beds is that plants can easily self seed. My favorite double pink poppies are the champion when it comes to reseeding. We have been getting some rain and the poppies have been growing. Today I spent a lot of time in the garden pulling out poppies, buckets of poppies. Now is the time I wonder why I let so many plants self seed. I do it because I don't wish to lose these plants.Later when the flowers bloom, I will be glad I did. The Stone Wall Garden would not be the same without these pink poppies. Too many is better than too few. Of course there are still more poppies to pull!

5 comments:

Blossom said...

I know how you feel. I hate to pull out those tiny babies either but sometimes there are too many of them ... I like your blog header!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Becky I have never seen so many poppies like this ! .. We have the deep red oriental ones but they are picky about blooming .. I wonder what I am doing wrong ? .. they are in a sun bed .. but they aren't doing what they should do !

Janet said...

I was lucky mine reseeded as I forgot to put the seeds out manually. Annual poppies are really great!

Kim said...

I wish I had your problem! I carefully dig up the few poppy babies and pot them up for friends (and a few for us). Ours are red orientals.

Taylor said...

I LOVE your pink poppies! They are some of the prettiest flowers I've ever seen.