A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Green Thumb Sunday


You are looking at one of my biggest disappointments this year. It's a poppy. It was supposed to look like the ones in the Old Masters paintings. And it did. Sort of. As a flower, it was very attractive. As a plant, it was just plain ugly. The flowers were so heavy that the stems couldn't support them and drooped. So, instead of looking like this:

(attractive picture in the catalog), it looked like this:

Click on the picture to enlarge it and experience the horror. I thoroughly deadheaded so that this monstrosity would never, ever reappear.

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At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Genie said...

How disappointing, because yes -- the flowers themselves are really lovely! I don't think I've ever seen a poppy quite like that.

The Inadvertent Gardener

At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

I've never seen anything like it, neither of them. How disappointing yes. One can wonder what went wrong here.

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Xris said...

Poppies are just ugly plants. They need to grow up through something which hides their ankles. And their shins. And their knees. And ...

At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you know that the plants you try to get rid of, are invariably the ones that keep coming back!

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

My peony poppies always have stems that curve around like that. I'm with Xris.


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