Sunday, April 28, 2013

Poppies in the curb strip

The breadseed poppies (Hungarian, Lauren's Grape and hen & chicks) are finally blooming! Between the poppies and the globe mallow, the bees are going wild. IMG_2705 IMG_6192 IMG_2701 IMG_2684 IMG_2700 IMG_6193 Missouri primrose at the other end of the curb strip. IMG_2703

5 comments:

Lancashire rose said...

Love the white poppy with the pale lilac splashes. Is this the Hungarian one? They all pair so nicely with he feather grass.

Roberta said...

Last year I grew California Poppies, this year I grew some pink ones that look like the ones that you photographed but mine aren't nearly as lovely as yours. They are a little on the anemic side and need more sun. Your entire curb strip looks nice. Good job! I'm sure the bees love you :)

Amy Farrier said...

Yes, I'm pretty sure the first pic is the Hungarian one (the Renee's Garden seed packet illustration shows it a little pinker, but it's the closest match from the seed I threw out).

Roberta, I love California poppies! Threw out seed for those around the yard, but they didn't really take off. And thanks!

katina said...

Amy - lovely plants for the hell strip (I may be stealing some ideas from it, if you don't mind).

Amy Farrier said...

Katina, of course! And these plants have been "road" tested by dog-walkers and kids on bikes, so they're pretty tough survivors.