Friday, March 25, 2016

A Touch of Gold

Eschscholzia califonica, California poppy, desert garden, small sunny garden, wildflower, amy myers, photography
Just enjoying the first California poppy to bloom in the garden...
Eschscholzia califonica, California poppy, desert garden, small sunny garden, wildflower, amy myers, photography
This is the simple species Eschscholzia californica, which I felt might have the best chance of growing really well in this garden.  I seeded these back in January, unsure whether it was the correct time for this region.  I felt I had better get the seed down, whether or no, as the packet had accidentally been soaked with water.

Apparently it was the right time, or close enough!
Eschscholzia califonica, California poppy, desert garden, small sunny garden, wildflower, amy myers, photography
These golden beauties are taking over from the species narcissus to keep the East Border bright.

Posting this to join in with the "Favorites" theme with Loree at Danger Garden.
Eschscholzia califonica, California poppy, desert garden, small sunny garden, wildflower, amy myers, photography
Weather Diary: Fair but windy; High: 85 F (29 C)/Low: 51 F (11 C)

12 comments:

  1. These turned out to be an unexpected highlight here last year and they're still growing after our mild winter. Amazing resilience, thriving in such diverse climates. Can't wait to see them in bloom again!

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    1. Totally agree about their resilience and versatility! I owe it to you and a few other bloggers that I went ahead and tried them this year - thanks :)

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  2. Why have I never planted these? I do love them. Thankfully a neighbor across the street always has a lovely patch for me to enjoy.

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    1. So many plants, so little time... or space... ;-) This is the first time I've grown them myself, but I'm sure it won't be the last!

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  3. Your poppies are well ahead of mine, Amy!

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    1. So far only this one plant has bloomed, Kris; it was one that got the least attention... hmmm... ;-)

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  4. These always add a cheerful look to any garden, I have seen them growing with they annual blue cornflower, which made a wonderful combination.

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    1. That sounds like a perfect combination! I have a soft spot for the annual cornflowers anyway since they were the first flowers I grew from seed as a child... ;-)

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  5. Wow, golden poppies already! Turned out to be a happy accident, Amy.

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    1. Wasn't it! Guess I'll know just when to plant for next year... ;-)

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  6. Just fantastic! I love these sunny flowers and you have photographed them perfectly!

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    1. Aren't they special? :) Thank you so much, Kate!

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