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Old 03-27-2016, 01:33 AM   #2281
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PF and Cheryl, I just read this most interesting article on the planting of Ca. Poppies, although It's not clear if it would apply to your area PF.

We have a plan for seeding the mountain we look at every day from our front porch. Details later.

The California poppy: Fall planting is best for their natural life cycle
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:26 AM   #2282
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Cheryl, thank you so much! I am working out the plaques, haven't decided if I am going to paint or wood burn them.

Kayelle, thank you for the article. I know they came back year after year for Dad, but they were in a sheltered planter with plenty of shade for the hot summer. The bed I have planned for them is on the west side of the house and will get full force sun in the summer.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:51 PM   #2283
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You're most welcome, Princess. I hope they do well. I've never tried growing them from seed.

Kay, that's a most informative article on poppies - thank you for sharing. They've always been one of my most fave wildflowers - sturdy, hardy little things, and so beautiful! Would love to hear how you plan on seeding the mountain you live near. Is the Sous going to pilot the plane overheard while you scatter seeds out the window?
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:34 PM   #2284
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You're most welcome, Princess. I hope they do well. I've never tried growing them from seed.

Kay, that's a most informative article on poppies - thank you for sharing. They've always been one of my most fave wildflowers - sturdy, hardy little things, and so beautiful! Would love to hear how you plan on seeding the mountain you live near. Is the Sous going to pilot the plane overheard while you scatter seeds out the window?
We've been talking about doing just that for the last few years, but glad we know now that fall is the right time to do it! We had planned on Spring, and we would have ruined the plan.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:04 PM   #2285
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We planted poppies last fall, but not seeds. We planted what looked like root bundles, much the way you plant bulbs (which we also planted a variety of). I'll post later this summer when we find out how successful we were. The bulbs are coming up nicely.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:12 AM   #2286
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Looking forward to hearing about your results, RP.

Kay...in thinking about it...if I had access to a plane, a handsome pilot , poppy seeds, and good flying weather, I think I'd go for it this year rather than wait until next fall. What have you got to lose - those seeds could germinate and form taproots on their own. Not all poppy fields waited on someone to plant them in fall...?
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:23 AM   #2287
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Cute kids. On the other end of the age spectrum:

My 92 year old father-in-law at work on the farm 2 days ago - sawing up and removing a dead elm tree that blew down over the winter. The tractor is a Massey-Harris 44 circa 1946, still going strong, just like the driver.

We should team up. We could get lots of work done. My grandpas 53 John Deere. i love old tractors no matter the color.

I'm carring a hog feeder I took apart. I'm going to fill the rings with dirt to plant tomatoes in.
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We should team up. We could get lots of work done. My grandpas 53 John Deere. i love old tractors no matter the color.

I'm carring a hog feeder I took apart. I'm going to fill the rings with dirt to plant tomatoes in.
And it looks like the youngsters are helping with the digging also.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:48 PM   #2289
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Throwback Thursday...I love this pic of my (then) chubby little 1 yr. old grandson Aiden looking through his daddy's binoculars backwards. He's now a big 3 year old.
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How cute! My nephew is 3 now as well!
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