I'm a little late getting my post up today for Sunday's seed swap hosted by the Dirt Princess
. My seeds for this week are Red Breadseed poppies. I actually got these seeds through a swap with someone I met through Garden Web Cottage Gardens forum
back in January.
(click on the Seed Swap photo to see who else is swapping)
They were so easy to grow. I just sprinkled them around in a nice sunny area and before long they were growing.
Breadseed Poppy (Papaver somiferum
I grew my Poppies with Larkspur and Salvias and they looked so pretty together. The seedheads from the poppies were just as interesting as the flowers and I left them all summer until I was ready to collect the seeds.
Let me know if you'd like to swap (or even just would like some without a swap) and email me your address using my contact me link in my sidebar. Click on the seed swap link above to find out who else has seeds to swap.
Just stopping by to admire these pretty poppies Catherine. Hope you enjoyed the weekend. We are expecting LOTS of rain on Tuesday but today was sunny with very warm temps. Have a nice week.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos. I love poppies - they are so delicate, yet they stand tall... they look really nice with the other plants.ReplyDelete
I would love to have some of these seeds Catherine!ReplyDelete
Catherine, I don't feel like I know you well enough to accept seeds from you without having some to give you, but if you should have extra, I'd luv to try and grow them here in WI.ReplyDelete
Catherine, since I've no seeds to share with you, I plan to make a donation to Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. Saw the info on your side bar.ReplyDelete
Me, again. After taking a closer look at the Samaritan's Purse website, I've decided that it would be a good idea to have my grandson Pack a Shoe Box. I checked out the drop off locations and one is a church less than a mile from my house. It will be a good project for him and a good life lesson. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Beautiful poppies, Catherine. They look good with the larkspurs. Poppies don't seem to like the climate of this place- I have never been able to grow them. But they grow quite well in Delhi.ReplyDelete
They are so pretty-so straight and tall and such a great color of red.ReplyDelete
Catherine those are so pretty! They do look nice planted with the larkspur and salvia.ReplyDelete
Good morning Chaterine, I had to look in the dictionary to see what "swap" means (intercambio), and oh my god, how do I get these wonderful poppies seeds??? Don´t think it would be possible for me, no country allows seeds from elsewhere... Anyway, your poppies are just wonderful!!!ReplyDelete
Those poppies are beautiful, such a vibrant color!ReplyDelete
My mom will be so happy! She has been wanting to try poppies. They say they won't grow here...but U have seen it done! So I would LOVE some poppy seeds! I will email you my addressReplyDelete
Donna - Of course you know me well enough, I consider you a blogging friend for sure! What a great thing you are doing with your grandson, it's great to take the time to teach kids about others in need.ReplyDelete
Maria cecilia - I wish I could send them to you! Your garden is already so beautiful.
I just love the vibrant red of your poppies. The seed swap is such a great asset to gardeners!ReplyDelete
Love those Poppies.ReplyDelete
These poppies look nice similar to some I grow which have the same dark marks but pink petals rather than red.ReplyDelete
Seed swap can be fun...did that a few times in the past.ReplyDelete
Still haven't had time to do anything outside,like collect my own seeds. :(
So I finally emerged from all of our sickness in the house. I am now among the living and visiting people's blogs. I've missed out on so much in such a short amount of time. I LOVE your poppies. They are a beautiful color and I agree, look really beautiful with the salvia. I need to do more seed collecting. I'm not very faithful about it. Nice picture.ReplyDelete
Seed swapping is such fun and a lovely way of acquiring new plants :)ReplyDelete
Catherine, these poppies are extraordinary. My next vacation, I want to come visit your garden. It's so gorgeous and inspirational.ReplyDelete
I planted poppies for the first time last year. And I have to say they're now one of my favorite flowers. So perky and pretty and versatile. Love them!ReplyDelete
I'd sure like some of these seeds Catherine, if you have any left. I have some pretty Nigella African Bride seeds to swap you!ReplyDelete
Oh my, these poppies are so beautiful! I planted a poppy from my mother this summer and I cannot wait to see it come spring. I hope to plant some orange California poppies next year, too. What beautiful flowers!ReplyDelete
I hope I contacted everyone that was interested. I still have enough for a couple more people if anyone else would like some, and no swap is necessary unless you want to :)ReplyDelete
I love those poppies. I have tons of orientals and just love them. They are so beautiful with the sun shining through the petals. I do have about six pounds of these seeds however. LOL I am thinking of just sprinkling some in the fields to see how they do. If it works I've got myself a Dorothy poppy field. Now for the ruby slippers.ReplyDelete
Your poppies were really nice.ReplyDelete
Those poppies are absolutely gorgeous!! Stunning photos!Your posts are always so lovely and bright..wonderful!ReplyDelete