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May 24, 2007



Two are roses and two are poppies. Look up the Latin name if you want. The pinkish poppy is probably the "shirley" poppy ones, both are probably annual, self-seeding.


Thanks, Helen! I know roses, I just didn't know whether the last two were poppies or not. :)
The variegated roses are so pretty, though - I haven't had those before.


Oh my gosh, wonder what kind of rose the variegated is? So beautiful.


If the bottom flowers aren't poppies, then I would guess Anemones.


I just realized my sentences were rather terse. Sorry about the tone, I was writing in a hurry. I really did think you were refering to the bottom two pictures. The pinkish poppy is a type my aunt calls "Shirley" poppies. Don't know why but they are self-seeding (if you don't weed them out during the winter when they start to sprout) and come in shades of pink and whitish pink. The orange is what I call the 'wild' poppy and I have those in my yard. Some people think of them as weeds but they are really beautiful and I love I try to only pull them out of the areas where they have become a nuisance or will crowd in on something I want to grow. They are also annual and after flowering and setting seed will dry away and can be pulled out to let other things have their way in the space during the summer and fall. When you pull the shirley and wild poppies, scatter the seeds then for where you want to see them the following spring.


The previous owners of this place loved honeysuckle as well, I think for the fact as long as things were covered they didn't have to do anything lol. We have one corner of the back yard nothing but honeysuckle, and while it's lovely smelling out there we don't need THAT much of it. So this weekend we're going to cut it back to where it is along that part of the fence. The rest goes. We'll for now reseed in grass until we decide what we want. The honeysuckle along the back edge of the prop along the stream bed we will let the honeysuckle have for a few reasons: it's too steep for anything, it'd be good for habitat and all that and it'll keep down erosion.


Sorry one more comment. The pink one might be an Oriental poppy on closer inspection of your picture. If the stem is really thick and sturdy and the leaves not as fine as the wild poppy, it is probably the 'oriental' type which is not an annual, but perenial. In that case, do not pull the plant out when it dries, cut the stems back. The leaves will disappear, but reappear during the winter. I can't decide if I like oriental or wild poppies better! :)


Thanks for all the info, Helen. :) I just knew someone out there would know more than I do about these things. :) I've heard of Oriental Poppies but that's as far as my poppy knowledge goes. The stem IS really, really thick, but I'll have to go out & take a closer look today & them compare to pix on-line. I can't figure out why the electrician said they weren't poppies. Hmmmmm.....

Kari - The only thing worse than the honeysuckle at spreading is all the wisteria here! I'll take a pic of it tomorrow, before I drastically cut it back this weekend. That stuff would have the entire house covered in a few years! LOL

It's wonderful to buy a house with so many mature plantings, but it's a bugger trying to keep it all under control!

Libby - Thanks for mentioning anemones! I love those and had forgotten all about them. :)

Elizabeth - It's some sort of miniature rose, definitely, so I'm wondering if she just didn't plant a few she got as gifts - you know, those $5.00/plants ones you see at the grocery store. :)

Willa Jean

Well, see, that's why the electrician is an electrician and not a gardener! Poppies. For sure. The red looks like the ones we call California Poppies out here. Don't know why. You pretty much never see them growing wild here.
Where did you get that Pakucho? It's been really scarce since Elann stopped carrying it. I keep hoping they'll get it back. Maybe with 100% cotton you need to go DOWN a needle size? That wouldn't solve the needing to knit with blue problem, though, would it? I've been wanting to try that cardi, but the only summer yarn I have is about DK weight. Given your experience, maybe that would work out.
And which shawl are you planning next? I backtracked but didn't find it.


Or else the electrician is a passionate gardener in his spare time, and called them Papaver orientale, which is the scientific name of oriental poppies.

They're Asiatic poppies. (As opposed to Californian or Icelandic.) I'm guessing he just used the scientific (Latin) name.


Just read the comments... garden centers do sell miniature roses. You might need to go to a larger and/or specialized one rather than a small one or one attached to some other store.


The pale pink is an oriental poppy.
Here's a link to some pics :

I have a huge, double, deep red with black spots. It's a hardy perenial. The clump grows bigger each year.


Sorry ! That link just takes you to the main page. Just type oriental poppy in the search box.
I wonder if they have your rose ? ...


Well I see you have your answer by now. Yes, definitely poppies. I love your honeysuckle. I know it can be a bit of a pest, but it looks so beautiful. It really softens the pergola. Could you wait until it finishes flowering before cutting it back. I guess I'm just a bit of a wild child at heart, as I love that rambling look and hate a garden that is pruned and contained to within an inch of its life. Just isn't natural. LOL :o)

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