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The Poppies are Popping


Pop.

Pop.

Pop.

The California poppies started showing themselves in the front yard about a couple of weeks ago. Every morning, a few more orange lovelies wave hello to the world. Totally grand.

There are so many poppy plants in the meadow part of the yard that some are actually dying.  It doesn't help that fox tails, some kind of vetch vine, clover, and leftover overgrown lawn are also competing for soil, light, and water. Survival of the fittest.

The daisy bushes have increased in size, more than I thought they could and would. They've infiltrated into the territories of the roses. Poor roses. Later this year I must decide whether to cut back the daisies or transplant the roses to their own dedicated section in the yard. Maybe next to the fence where I've sown sunflower and more wildflower seeds, which may not grow because the poppies are spreading out there, too.  We shall see.


If you'd like to see the progression of the yard, click here


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  1. Poppies are such a joy to see.

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  2. Love the photos, especially the first one - it's all looking very colourful and pretty :)

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    1. Thanks, Eunice. Today I painted things in the yard. So much fun!

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  3. "cut back the daisies or transplant the roses" — a difficult decision!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. The best kind of difficult decisions to make. :-)

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  4. Keep us posted, roses are so pretty. Yes, daisies will do that but it's all sooo pretty, still dull and brown around here. Blech.

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    1. Soon, Jeanna, green will be in your area, too. The thing about daisies is they continually need to be deadheaded. I'm weeks behind on that task.

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  5. Oh, your yard is so pretty! It's still very bare here, not even much green yet.

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    1. Thanks, Victoria. Thankfully we had rain to keep it green.

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  6. Your yard is gorgeous. I would love to have lush growth such as yours but the moles seem to eat the roots of everything I plant. We are still in the 30's here and I am surprised that the forsythias are still blooming even with two snows.
    betsy

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    1. Thanks, Betsy. Some of that lushness is overgrown lawn that will be weeded out once the poppies bloom. Hurrah for the forsythias!

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  7. I could watch them pop all day!

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  8. Oh how lovely ~ love poppies!


    Happy Days to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. How wonderful to have too many growing things in the garden! :)

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  10. Poppies! Golden Poppies! Means "Home" to me.

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  11. Poppies are so cheerful! You've reminded me I need to get to my local mountains to see these blooms growing in the wild. Such a fun sign of spring!

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    1. There are even more poppies today! What a gift we've been given.

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  12. This is the kind of garden I like - a little higgledy-piggledy, mixture of everything, self-propagation ... thanks for including the progression set of photos - you have accomplished a lot in a few years! In the years to come, I hope to be able to share photos like that for our new home! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I look forward to seeing your photos, Angie. The fun we have with blank slates. I still have the backyard to turn to. It's calling to me now but I must attend to deadheading the daisies in the front.

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)

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