Gardening and Poppies!

Hello, and welcome to my first post on the Oops50 blog.  My name is Sadhvi, and I want to share secret recipes, things that are useful, and things that make me happy.
At this time of year, something that will make me happy very soon is one of my favorite flowers, the poppy!

I have hundreds of them that are getting ready to open.  And I can’t wait.  Even saying their names (like “Early Grey” and “Watermelon”) makes me smile.

I love looking at poppies.  Maybe it’s because they are so shy and unassuming before they open up.  I almost don’t even see the buds!  Maybe it’s because they don’t last for long.  Or maybe it’s because each one makes me stop and be filled with wonder and awe.

The anticipation is a wonderful experience…that’s the great aspect of planting from seed!  I like to take pictures of my poppies so that when I share the seeds with family and friends, they know what to expect.

These wonderful flowers are so special that everyone should have some in their garden.  Like any flower or living thing, if you give them what they need, they will flourish.


About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

17 thoughts on “Gardening and Poppies!

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  2. Katina…! Thanks for the good wishes!
    Will you be able to share some of your secrets to being so healthy and beautiful with me and the rest of the oops50 audience?

  3. hi again hilarie!
    if you look at the main page of the blog, you will see “cool cat” logo to the left as an add.
    diane, who owns “cool cat” did it, but we chose the look and the colors and the design. she was really easy to work with. and very patient! we all at would recommend her…we love diane!
    if you go to her site, you will find a video of cindy dollar showing you how to do yoga…check it out!

  4. hi hilarie…oh do take some picx of your flowers and let’s be “blumen pals”!
    i think of you a lot. and smile.

  5. As a mother I could fill pages after pages of how wonderful she is. As for her flowers they are like her – beautiful . if you know her you will know that she is capable of being a person to love.

    Love and hugs – mom

  6. Great looking cite ladies. Congratulations! I’ve never blogged before! I’ll try to check in regularly to see what’s going on. Where’s Jane’s part?

  7. Darling Sadhvi, First and foremost, Congrats on this new endeavor!

    And really, I think your picture is just as beautful as your Poppies!!!

    With love Katina

  8. Yes Sadhvi, your site is up !!!!! Fantastic!!! along with many poppies I see, yes they are so beautiful, many in our garden as well. Many yellow wild one who spring up all over the place along with columbine which we have in an almost black variety… soooo beautiful. No Deer,( my NY State mother uses Deer scram) No Voles, here it’s slugs, amazing. Gentle Rätus has become an unrepentant sluginator, who could be tried for committing slugicide. The mass slug grave as evidence of our deep desire to minimize the slug population who, last year, were so plentiful you could not walk down the path without stepping on them ugg. There are varieties that we carefully protect, and of course the snails are welcome. thinking of you as the sky darkens, sheep tinkle away, und mine Deutsch ist STILL langsam

  9. hi nancy,
    is it too late to plant poppy seeds you ask? well, that would depend on which zone you live in. we are zone 7.
    and it is too late for us. you can have great success sowing poppy seeds in the fall, again depending on the planting zone you live in. if you forget to do this, you can also plant them in the late winter, early early spring, but only if you freeze the seeds for a week or so before hand.
    they love full sun…and they love being supported, by a wall, a fence, or each other!

  10. Thanks, but I will have to rely on my cat to take care of the voles(and he does!) Moth balls are very toxic to cats and should never be used where a cat can get hold of one.

    But back to the poppies, is it too late to plant seeds for this year?

  11. Hi Nancy,
    Here is what I have discovered: There are 2 kinds of poppies, the ones that come up from seed, and the ones that are called Oriental Poppies that grow and bloom from the same root every year. I have a friend who has lots of deer, and she has luck with her poppies, both kinds. I don’t have deer, but I have voles. And what i found out is that voles love the Oriental Poppy roots for dinner. So I have put some moth balls down the holes that i see around them, and that helps! So Nancy, you definitely should plan on having a perpetual poppy patch in your yard!

  12. The poppies are beautiful and I would love to have some but the deer eat everything that blooms in my yard, do they like poppies? Do you have any secrets to repel the deer? I use Deer Off and that works but the buds always come up when I’m not at home and the deer bite them off before I can spray them. Help!

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