17 August 2011

the promise of poppies

well, i don't know how it happened, but apparently i've had more than just that one poor pitiful poppy i wrote about a few weeks back. here i am with four pods, each filled with seed, i trust. imagine the potential for next year's flowers! now, the question is this: should i harvest the seed and save it to scatter in spring? or just let the pods open naturally and self-seed?

10 comments:

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Waiting to hear...I have them too and don't know what to do. xo Jenny

Whoelses said...

Hi Chris, i hope you dont mind i 'Save Picture As..' your poppy pic. So nice.

susan t. landry said...

leave them. (i have some for you, too. will mail...)

Nora said...

I say, leave it up to Mother Nature. It's much more fun to take the chance and wait and see what will happen.

Charlotte Aimée Clarke said...

Beautiful picture :) -I would leave nature to do the job; it's certainly worked well enough before human intervention!

~she~ said...

So neat! I'm not one to offer advise but I think I would allow them to open naturally. I've never tried self seeding before.

Star said...

How wonderful, I love poppies! Looking forward to the pics when they bloom!

Nancy Tripp said...

I can't advise what to do with the seeds, but this photograph is gorgeous...one of your best.
Thanks for your posts. Always inspirational.

Leslie said...

Those pods are so pretty! I've tried and tried to grow poppies but with no luck. Any tips?

Mum said...

Wait until the tops go brown and rattle, then pick one and walk down the garden blessing it (shaking the pod) as you go! Nature can deal with the other ones.
Love from Mum
xx