30 July 2010

here & gone

two years ago, i blogged about this, which means i've been attempting to grow these flowers for four summers now. a friend has amazing success growing beautiful giant pink poppies and she keeps me in a yearly supply of seed, which i (now) faithfully plant according to her directions - always to no avail. but apparently this year, i've had some success as i find these spent pods tucked in the garden behind some taller and fuller perennials. the bad news is this: i totally missed the flowers. even though they must have been awfully tiny and hidden behind other garden greenery, i bet, for a few fleeting days, they were really pretty.

7 comments:

Stacey Smith said...

Next time . . . next time

madamebutterfly said...

Sad to have missed them! I love poppies but have never had any success with growing them - and yet they grow wild everywhere, maybe I'm trying too hard

middle child said...

I love poppies. Haven't heard of pink ones. They are a big butterfly draw. Mine tend to grow wherever they want even though I plant them in a certain spot. Well, I used to. Now I let them breed as they please. Good luck!

Nellie Dee said...

Maybe they'll spread some more. I found another mysteriously planted pansy in the lawn yesterday. That's the second one this year. :-) Love it when the Father gives us these special gifts.

Tabor said...

Hidden blossoms are rarely my problem. It is usually no blossoms.

Nora said...

Maybe you should try wild poppies. They are a little bit hardier and easier to get to bloom. We had them all over the place this summer.

A Write Life said...

Oh no, to miss them. Oh well, your photo is still very beautiful