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Late blooming poppy.

Late blooming poppy.

I planted poppies from seed this past spring. I had my doubts that they were going to take.   It seemed that they took forever to bloom.  But once they started blooming in July, they have kept at it for the entire summer and continue even now during the first week of October!  I don’t really know the different varieties.  I’d say these are pretty plain. I planted Poppy Flanders/Corn American Legion, Poppy Iceland Nudicaule Blend, and Poppy Oriental.  None of them describe a white center, though, so I don’t know what kind the flower above might be.  The deep red ones are the American Legions.  Poppies are such a delicate flower.  I’ll admit their stems can look a bit messy up close. These guys are at the back of my garden though, so I can really enjoy their color without seeing the mess!  I’m so happy with them.

Right next to the poppies I’ve planted some Shasta Daisies.  My father-in-law started them from seed for me in his greenhouse.  I planted them as seedlings.  I think they fit nicely next to the poppies.

Moving right along the ditch wall, I’ve planted Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susans.  They were given to me from a friend’s garden.  She is a very special friend!

Finally, you’ll see some horrible cardboard.  I’m killing some more grass/weeds along the wall.  I’ll have a big job ahead of me this winter, as I’d like to uncover a lot more of the hidden wall!

What is your favorite flower for prolonged blooming time?  I hope you have lots of color in your garden!

Dana

Poppies.

Poppies.

Oriental Blend Poppies.

Oriental Blend Poppies.

American Legion Poppy.

American Legion Poppy.

American Legion Poppy.

American Legion Poppy.

Poppies & Shasta Daisy flowers.

Poppies & Shasta Daisy flowers.

Wildlife 🙂

Poppies, Daisies, Black-eyed Susans & Cardboard.

Poppies, Daisies, Black-eyed Susans & Cardboard.

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