Topic: POPPY flowers
The plant is about 24 inches/60cm high. My tulips, were also very big so I guess that would have been an indication of what to expect with my poppies.
I received emails and comments on my poppy flowers I thought I should answer in here since a lot of you seemed captivated by the size of them.
I started my poppies from seeds last Spring. It was slow growing, so I decided to feed it Miracle grow, for those of you who don't know this product because you are outside of the USA, it is a fertilizer that is known to make much bigger flowers. It worked!
So I fed my tiny plants this Miracle grow all Summer long and let it sleep through the Winter season. Come Spring time I saw that it had grown so big, I had to show it to my Hubby as I was wondering how much bigger it would get before it would give us some blooms.
Each day one of us would pay a visit to the plant to see if a bloom had finally come out, as the buds were huge. I kept saying this is not a normal size bud as I had seen poppies before and that wasn't anything close to what I had previously loved about poppies, only BETTER. Let me tell you that now I love love love this size. We can see all the blooms from the kitchen window, everytime I smile it is such a happy color.
As for the comment on speaking to it a lot, I have not done such a thing, but I am now everyday when a bloom comes out to see the light, I smile and thank mother nature for this wonderful beauty a poppy brings to a garden and the seeds are good for lemon pound cake or lemon muffins.
I must also add that the location where I planted it is, directly in the sun until 4 pm each day, I guess it loves the ground where it is planted too.
We also have been enjoying quite a few strawberries as well. Once the temperatures are reaching 90F the sun gets too hot for the fruits so it stops growing. It starts again in the Fall when the temperatures are back into the 70F and 80F's
I hope that answers the questions.
Have a fun day, Enjoy Spring days before it gets too hot!