A Nice 12 months for Poppies in Amanda’s Backyard

Hello GPODers!

As we speak we’re trying on the lavish bounty Amanda Benick gathered from her backyard thus far this yr. This stunning bouquet is a feast for the senses with vibrant shade and candy scents.

Grew some “wildflowers” this yr. Thought possibly these are brilliant sufficient to share. Corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas, annual), Chinese language forget-me-not (Cynoglossum amabile, annual), candytuft (Iberis umbellata, annual). Lavender thrown in for scent. Additionally I grew this native meadowsweet or Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra, Zones 3–9) from seed. I used the wintersowing technique final yr and it’s blooming this yr.

close up of a bright red poppy in a bouquetAn ideal yr for poppies is likely to be an understatement! That pink seems prefer it’s going to pop proper off my display and land on my keyboard 😍

close up of a bouquet of annual flowersAnd it seems prefer it was an important yr for all of the flowers Amanda grew this yr. These forget-me-nots are trying further blue and the candy pinky purple candytuft can’t be hidden.

same bouquet from another angleFrom each angle there’s a attractive bloom to admire.

close up of common poppy flowerVegetation actually are the present that carry on giving. From distant they’re hanging, however rise up shut and private with a bloom and there’s a entire world to discover. Widespread poppies I all the time discovered to be significantly fascinating, their brilliant pink petals opening as much as reveal a darkish middle with numerous fluffy-looking stamens. As a toddler I all the time thought they regarded different worldly.

close up of poppy bouquet outsideWhereas Amanda did an incredible job of capturing the colours of this bouquet outdoor, nothing has the flexibility to make flowers shine quiet like pure solar rays.

close up of Queen of the Prairie flowersLastly, a shot of the Queen of the Prairie Amanda so efficiently grew from seed. An absolute stunner, Amanda—thanks for sharing your fabulous flowers!

My mother only recently secured her annuals for the yr, I’ll be sharing these in just a few weeks. Do you add annuals to your backyard yearly? Tell us what you’re rising within the feedback or ship photographs to [email protected]!


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