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Buy Poppy Flower Seeds – Rare Red Tulip Poppies

05/04/2011 Comments off
Turkish Tulip Poppy

Red Tulip Poppy

There are some poppies that you can buy which really make you sit up and take notice. Whether you’re a fan of Oriental poppies, of vivid and bright California specimens, or species from the Breadseed varieties, some are a must have for all collections. And if you want to add a really special and unique plant to your garden then the Red Tulip Poppy flower seeds are Read more…

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Feathery Poppies – Add Dimension With Papaver Laciniatum

04/22/2011 Comments off
Poppy Flower Seeds Violet Poppies

Papaver laciniatum 'Violet'

Gardening is often far more than simply putting in some beautiful plants, nurturing them and looking forward to stunning blooms. To get the most from any garden you want to ensure that as many dimensions are covered as possible, including making steps to bring sounds, fragrances and movement into the garden. And if you want to bring the latter into your outside space, then using the feathery Read more…

Red Poppy Flowers to Make Your Garden Glow

03/23/2011 Comments off
 Red Papaver Rhoeas Shirley Poppy

Red Papaver Rhoeas Poppy

When poppies are mentioned the first color that often springs to mind is red. Popular around the world the red poppy, with its black spots, has become an iconic symbol of global remembrance. It is regarded as a beautiful natural species and is often shown in images depicting golden corn fields with tiny dormice clambering amongst stalks. There are many gorgeous red poppy varieties which are perfect for the garden, and by including this wonderful flower into your outside space you can add a touch of historic nostalgia to any planting Read more…

Plant Poppies For Creative Contrasting

03/12/2011 Comments off
Papaver Paeoniflorun White Cloud

Papaver Paeoniflorun 'White Cloud'

Many of the best planting schemes come about by the intense contrasting of plants. Using individual species’ unique characteristics you can clash colors of flower, leaf, and even stem. Plants with similar hues can be set apart by choosing different leaf shapes or flower sizes. Elsewhere, pairing miniature plants against giant specimens can greatly enhance the beautiful differences between Read more…

How to: Propagate Oriental Poppies

Oriental Poppies 'Fancy Feathers' Poppy Seeds

Oriental Poppy 'Fancy Feathers'

One of the most amazingly spectacular poppy families is that of the Oriental poppies, Papaver Orientalis. Offering gardeners huge decadent blooms, Oriental poppies are loved by horticulturists and continue to grace herbaceous borders and cottage gardens around the planet. Another great benefit of the family is that they are perennial, meaning that they will rise out of the soil year after year to fill flowerbeds with stunning color. Read more…

Poppy Seeds – Create Elegant Borders with Antique Poppies

 

Peony Poppy Papaver paeoniflorum 'Flemish Antique'

Papaver paeoniflorum 'Flemish Antique'

Creating a garden palette comes down largely to your personal preference of flower types, color and fragrance. Antique and rustic looking gardens can offer a wonderful sense of calm and elegance, and there are a number of varieties of poppies which are perfect for conjuring up this desired feeling.

Whether using a vibrant colorful range of flowers or opting to stick to a small range of hues, one fantastic flower which offers a chic appeal is that of the Read more…

Fall Sowing California Poppy Seeds – Annual Garden Poppies

12/31/2010 Comments off
California Poppy 'Purple Gleam'

California Poppy 'Purple Gleam'

Many specimens of poppy variety including papaver somniferum breadseed poppies, California poppies, and taffeta poppies are annuals and are grown from poppy seeds. This means that unless you let your plants seed themselves around the garden, you will need to save your seeds or new specimens will have to be planted each year to continue enjoying vibrant flowers. And while sowing is normally done in the spring for many varieties, planting the poppy seeds of California poppies in the fall can ensure bountiful and early blooms when the spring arrives. Read more…