A Good Poppy CropPosted: May 18, 2014
I fell in love with this Poppy as a beginner gardener. I spotted it at a local arboretum and and noticed that it must reseed as many were coming up as volunteers. I don’t have their exact name, but they are a peony poppy.
I inquired into what they were and a kind volunteer gave me a few seeds. The rest is poppy history and this unexpected gift is carefully grown each year.
This year produced a good crop of seeds and this is the first harvest. The seed heads are checked everyday and picked as soon as they open. The heads are shook out every few weeks as they dry in order to collect most of seeds. The seeds actually stay viable for several years.
Anyone care to guess how many tiny seeds are here?
The seed heads dry nicely and can be used in decorating. They can be cut with long stems and put into dry arrangements.