Archive for April, 2013

Creating A Tropical Flower Garden With Poppies

04/18/2013 Comments off

Create A Tropical Exotic Looking Flower Border

Oriental Poppy 'Beauty Of Livermore'

Oriental Poppy 'Beauty Of Livermore'

With such an amazing range of hues available, the Oriental poppy family has something for everyone. And while the flowers may seem delicate and more suited to a cottage garden style, creating a tropical hot bed of color is easily done with some of the more vibrant specimens. If you want to create a tropical and exotic looking border, the best colors to use are those of red, orange, and yellow, with an added splash of purple if you wish. Depending on the other border planting you may have large gaps to fill in the spring, before many other tropical looking blooms have started to emerge. It is here that using Oriental poppies is ideal as they bloom easily and early in the summer season, providing some much needed color before the gardening year really gets started. Read more…

Categories: Poppy Seed Varieties

Alpine Poppy Seeds – Papaver Alpinium

04/01/2013 Comments off
Alpine Poppy

Alpine Poppy Seeds

An absolutely stunning variety, Papaver Alpinium is an wonderful plant to add to any garden, large or small. A petite species, this alpine specimen is especially ideal for rock gardens and offers a multitude of gorgeous multicolored flowers to brighten any space at all.

A true alpine poppy, this plant is a fantastic addition to any garden and can suit a number of locations. In the front of a flower border its beautiful satiny blooms of yellow, salmon, white, and orange hues will brighten up all aspects. Its’ small height of only six to eight inches makes it an ideal rock garden plant, container variety, or even a specimen to plant into a gravel walkway. Read more…

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