…at least till next year.
I posted the first photo of this oriental poppy last Thursday during a spell of unexpected sunshine, but I’m afraid the weekend’s rainstorms cut her off at the roots. Ah well. She was lovely while she lasted – so bravely out of time and season.
But writing this has just reminded me of what the lovely woman who sold her to me said.
If you cut your oriental poppies down to the ground after they have finished flowering in early summer, you will have a second late blooming.
Somehow I don’t think she meant they would flower in November. But then who knows what to expect these days, the way the seasons are shifting.
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27 thoughts on “November Poppy’s Last Hurrah…”
HI Tish, I love poppies! The are absolutely beautiful, yesterday we had our 2nd hard frost, very unusual for November, usually here the first frosts are late Sept/early Oct. It finally claimed the lives of 12 beautifully blooming Geranium, there I believe Pelargoniums (sp?) now all replaced with a mix of Violas and medium sized orange pansies! 🙂
Hello, Mitchell. More power to your violas!
Like crumpled paper! Wonderful!
I fell in love with your poppies, Tish!
You and me both, Anna 🙂
What a beauty:)
Lovely, is she by any chance called Patty’s Plum?
Oh dear. I don’t know her name. Patty’s Plum is much darker.
Beautiful poppies. 😀
Oh I love a late bloomer!
Some of us fall into that kind of category 🙂
indeed and we will be back in the pink next year
What a lovely, delicate color it is now, Tish! We had some poppies at our former house, the bright orange ones. I do love poppies. Perhaps I’ll have to introduce some here next spring. 🙂
I adore the pink color of the poppy. I must plant pink ones in my garden next spring.
In summer when it flowered it was a very washed-out pink. More characterful the second time around 🙂
What lovely photos! You really captured the beauty of them.
As a rule, we simply pull the dead flowers out and compost them. I never considered a second flowering.
Might be worth considering.
That first one is weeping for its imminent demise. What a beautiful creature – and photo.
What a beauty and such a nice memory to keep in the cold months ahead. We’ll all be looking forward to its return. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
So lovely Tish and looks like you made the most of them
I did indeed, Athena 🙂