This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

poppies, poppies, poppies....

poppies, iris and lupine
poppies and iris poppy center
Lots of poppies in bloom this week at our community garden. A beautiful bright red that my camera can't focus on. (Are they making poppy seed bagels?) Also breathtaking iris and lupine. If I had any talent with paint, I'd set up an easel.


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June 04, 2008 8:23 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Same with me. These flowers are in an apparently abandoned plot next to mine at our community garden. It gets full sun and has very rich soil. I would guess that both of these are the answer. When I grew them at home they had poor soil (not much compost and low nitrogen levels) and part sun. They sure are lovely flowers.

June 04, 2008 9:18 PM

Anonymous Janet from Chincoteague said...

I absolutely love the combination of the orange-red of the poppy with a purple-blue flower. A field around my house is planted with poppies and blue bachelor buttons, which is just spectacular!

June 05, 2008 9:45 AM


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