The poppies have been beautiful this year at The Raincatcher’s Garden. Each plant has a story. The plant starts life as a seed, which germinates and grows into a plant. The mature plant produces flowers, which are fertilised and produce seeds in a fruit or seedpod. When it dies, seeds are left behind which germinate to produce new plants.
We thought you might want to see a few poppy pictures, as a part of their story.
When the petals fall away, it’s time to collect the seeds. The foliage turns grey and the seed pod becomes brownish. Wait for the seed pod to become ripe. The top of the pod opens and the seeds readily fall-1,00’s of them. The life cycle of the poppy begins again.
Pictures by Starla and Ann
Poppy Culture: Next October be sure to plant poppy seeds in a sunny, well drained spot. Water them to keep the seed bed slightly moist if the weather is dry. You will be rewarded for many years to come with poppies in your garden.
We are collecting seeds to share from our pink peony poppies. We hope you will visit our garden.