Few garden flowers do awakening more flamboyantly than oriental poppies. They are true spirit-lifters. This one is also catching the early morning sun – along with a tiny crab spider. They are also very obliging on the renewal front, each year creating several suckers which are easily divided to make new plants. And if you cut them right back after the first flowering, you will be blessed with a late summer flush. Bees and hover flies love them too.
Their vegetation is fleshy with a tendency to break, but they are surprisingly hardy. The leaves have been up in my garden for a couple of months now. But I’m guessing it will be a good few weeks before we can enjoy this year’s round of poppy power. For now, the photos will have to suffice.
48 thoughts on “Awakening To Poppies”
So pretty 🌞 Hope they return soon!
I do love Poppys
They are so cheering whatever form they come in 🙂
Truly a mystical awakening when it comes to poppies!
I agree, Peter 🙂
I do love poppies and can’t wait until they fill fields in Maine.
Fields of poppies – that’s such an exciting image, Lulu.
Oh, Tish! That tenuous pink! So shy, yet so showy! 🙂 🙂
Beautifully put, Jo. Tenuous pink 🙂
Not so tenuous grey here, Tish, but I’ve put Tuesday and Wednesday in my diary for the heatwave 🙂 🙂
Can hardly believe the forecast. It’s like November here.
These are beautful, Tish. Like crumpled tissue, so fine and delicate. These appear sporadically in my garden.
Thanks, Pete. Let’s hope they’ll be getting going in our gardens soon 🙂
I love poppies, particularly the pink one in your lower photo. We have quite a few here. Have you seen the ladybird-spot ones?
Ladybird-spotted – no I haven’t, Val. Sounds amazing.
Lovely lovely flowers and photos. I particularly like the second — with that scattering of water droplets.
That second one makes me think of Cinderella’s ballgown 🙂
I am imagining can-can dancers.
Though given the angle of the shot; perhaps a dancer at the Moulin Rouge?
I like it!
I love poppies
J’ai descendu dans mon jardin
J’ai descendu dans mon jardin
pour y cueillir du romarin…
Gentil coquelicot mesdames
Gentil coquelicot nouveau.
(A very old and charming song)
Kwaheri sassa Memsahib
Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Brian 🙂
De rien chère amie.
Your poppies are always spectacular!
I’m hoping I still have the pale pink one. The garden got shunted about for last summer’s shed building. I’m sure she’ll show up though – somewhere.
I dearly love poppies and we had some at our house in Cleveland. None here unfortunately, so I’ll just enjoy your beauties.
Happy to provide some stand-ins, Janet.
So lovely, they look too fragile to survive the raindrops.
These are pretty, as they are every year.
No poppies for us for a few months. Winter is coming…. (shudders)
Can commiserate, since we still have it here. Flipping grey, dank and cold. Brrrr.
That’s a beautiful awakening. Gorgeous shots, Tish!
Thank you for this beauty.
You’re most welcome, Jennie.
Pretty in pink but regal in red. Poppy power indeed
Such beautiful flowers & so striking when filling a whole field 😊
Thank you 🙂