|Oriental Poppies in the Wildflower Garden|
Hey! You're still alive!
So sayeth me when the Oriental Poppies began to bloom. I'm back in this home after a 4 year absence.*
Every week something old, yet also new, catches my eye. Looked out the kitchen window and ba da bing ba da BOOM! Spindly little wildflowers can't hold a candle to these smiling orange faces.
Plant them by seed. In the soil. In your garden.
They absolutely hate being transplanted and will rarely survive - even if you're planting a healthy looking item purchased at a nursery.
And, fear not when they 'die.' They turn brown when the weather gets too hot to handle.
* Moved out of this house, to fix up a worn out rental home, in town, 4 years ago.
** Handed the tenants, renting this house, a substantial discount on rent to keep an eye on the gardens and alert me if an auto-sprinkler had broken. They did not notify me. On the technicality that all of the sprinklers were 'broken.' They had turned the sprinklers off last summer.
So.. when I say Hey! You're still alive! I'm just as surprised as you are.