Poppies are a poppin’!

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Each year it’s the same. I go from no poppies to one poppy to tons of poppies.

Thinking back to my early gardening days, I would purchase and plant packets of poppy seeds.  Never got a poppy; discouraged I came to believe I just didn’t have “the touch”.

Then a few years back I was at my stepdaughter’s home, admiring her beautiful poppies.  And I looked down.  “OMG” I thought.  I’d seen that foliage in my garden.  And pulled it out thinking it was weeds.  Every year.

Needless to say, I learned a valuable lesson and have grown poppies with great success, year after year ever since.