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Author Topic: Himalayan poppies in my yard and other garden feasts  (Read 1956 times)
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« on: July 01, 2009, 02:01:12 PM »

I can't grow tomatoes and watermelons, but........  these make it worthwhile.....   and my s/o built me a raised bed with cover to protect from moose lips.

oh me, it's too frustrating to upload these!
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 08:09:23 AM »

Very nice Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009, 11:33:40 PM »

Those are Fantastic looking flowers! I never knew that poppies could be blue!
 Hmmm.....do the bulby parts produce "you know what"?
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 01:03:27 AM »

Love these photos you have taken. Those poppies are incredible.

Now John you don't want to know about "that"
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 01:27:51 AM »

Crazy people!  My bees are ignoring them! They're deep into my chives but could care less about the poppies.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 05:18:32 PM »

Hey!!! I used to live in Fairbanks!
That was before poppies became interesting to me Smiley
Hey Annette! you never know when you might need some medicine!!!( I know you were thinking the same thing, werent you?!)

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 08:30:24 PM »

ya know I don't know about that, what kind of poppies are those anyway?
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2009, 12:22:01 PM »

Hey!!! I used to live in Fairbanks!
That was before poppies became interesting to me Smiley
Hey Annette! you never know when you might need some medicine!!!( I know you were thinking the same thing, werent you?!)

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2009, 12:28:13 AM »

When I was little, we lived in Turkey....The fields were covered in brite red poppies!! Us kids would go gather handfuls of the stuff and give it to our moms!...Then, one day, some guy came to our house and told the parents we oughtta not be picking that stuff....It could get somebody thrown in jail!
 I also remember the asiaks( donkeys) getting into it and eating it.....and then the farmer guy would raise cain cuz the donkeys would plop over and just lay there for hours!...we could walk on them!!!
I really dont know about your poppies having opium in them....but they areddy show the little ball that drips the stuff when you slice the skin! Smiley
Ohhhh,...If i just knew then what I know now....ok....maybe not! grin
 But, keep the pics coming!

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2009, 04:12:14 AM »

What a great story John..........   sorry, but I don't think these are "those" kind of poppies.  They grow at cool, damp latitudes, mine are free seeding now.  They don't form that sap when they scar and the seed pop is kind of hairy and weird and dry!  But I love your story, I can see the donkeys, what a crack up.
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 11:38:26 AM »


Nice photos!
What is your seed source?
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It's P. sominiferen that contains opium.
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