Ode to Purple Poppies and Pretty Lilies

cindysunshine(5b)June 5, 2012

These are from B&D Lilies Dianna's Purple Annual Poppies love them!! And a couple at peak asiatics, a double yellow and the pink with purple splotches as "Dot Com". Nice way to start the day.

Down the front border..

And this is I BELIEVE the Orienpet "Conca d'Or" described as lemon meringue pie. It is luscious.

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Pretty as an artist's palette. The purple poppy is stunning, and will you please come do my edging?

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 9:42AM
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Ispahan Zone6a Chicago

Wow! Your poppies and lilies are GORGEOUS! I planted some of the same poppy seeds from B&D but they never germinated for me :-(. I will order more from them this fall.

Your yellow lily is beautiful, but it is not 'Conca d'Or'. It looks more like a yellow LA lily. 'Conca d'Or' is much larger in both plant and bloom and has much of the look and poise of an Oriental lily. I have six plants that have buds barely an inch long right now, even though my one LA lily (which I suspect might be 'Salmon Classic') is in glorious full bloom just like yours.

Do you grow any other types of lilies? I have a couple of buds of Lilium regale that just opened this morning. What fragrance! And I have an Asiatic called 'Rosepoint Lace' that I have fallen in love with.

Lilies (and poppies too) are such amazing garden plants. I am always surprised that more people don't grow them.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 11:44AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

What a garden bed! It goes on forever. And it looks like you grow all of my favorites- irises, daylilies, lilies- I would love to see your garden in person.

The big yellow hybrid lily is luscious. Thanks for posting pics of it.

I planted the same poppy this year. Love the color!

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 12:37PM
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There are several yellow lilies in here the short double asiatics I don't have the name for. The tall very full lemon meringue ones I have in several groupings. They are perfectly marvelous at least 4.5' and are showing signs of spreading lots of small stalks. This is just the 2nd year. I am sure I ordered from John Scheepers / Van Engelon put that one is a real winner. This shot is 10 days ago just starting to bloom on anoth clump.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 2:51PM
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lavendrfem(z6 CT)

LOVE that purple poppy.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 5:51PM
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Such a rich purple! Divine! The lilies are also so pretty!


    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 9:34PM
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The foliage alone of the poppy is a treat!

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 9:46PM
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Very pretty and I love your front border.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 11:08AM
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