Poppy Obsession

This past week these poppies have exploded in our back garden! It is so wonderful, all that colour! These are from seeds I have collected over the past few years. I spread them in the flower bed last spring but nothing came of them. I guess they needed a year in the ground first.

I love seeing the new batch of poppies each morning, by mid afternoon they have usually dropped. Ephemeral…

How is that even a real flower and not something from someone’s imagination?! So beautiful.

Last year we also spread a bag of mixed wild flower seeds but that only turned into weird grass which I had to pull out. This year we do seem to have some wild flowers, so I guess they needed to rest through the winter before flowering. If you think I know basically nothing about gardening, you would be right! :-D

Poppies are beautiful in all stages. Bud, flower, seed pod. I may actually be slightly obsessed. Maybe? :-)

Spotted this one on my walk with Blake yesterday morning. It is a sculpture. Perfection.



  1. Cindy G
    June 18, 2021 / 1:17 am

    Poppies are gorgeous, indeed! I have seeds for a variety called Amazing Grey, but I didn’t get them planted in time. I might sprinkle a few in the ground at the end of the season, so maybe they’ll sprout next spring.

    And, perhaps there will be a poppy pattern in the future?

    • Carina
      June 22, 2021 / 7:29 am

      When I walk Blake, I make mental notes of where there are pretty poppies and I’ll go back and collect the pods so I can scatter the seeds in the autumn. Hopefully next year I’ll have a garden full of all kinds of poppies. :-)

      And yes, there may be some poppy patterns in the future. :-D

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