Sunday, June 17, 2007

Sometimes, A Weed Isn't

My neighbor, the master gardener, left me some perennials the other day. The lilies joined . . . tada! a poppy. There's a story behind that poppy. I had planted a seed mix last fall. It was supposed to come up in the spring. Well, spring came, and we thought they were weeds, so Freddy the lawn man mowed them down. I proceeded to plant glads in a large part of the bed, but left one of the "weeds" up. Freddy mowed it down twice more before I got the fence up. Allowed to grow, it showed its true colors. It was a poppy!!!! glad bed and canna bed

5 comments:

Julie said...

I have an aunt called Poppy. Her real name is Doris but because her b'day is 11/11 (Remembrance Day when everyone wears a poppy) she's always been Poppy.

Julie said...

re: biting cat - I always found that wearing armour worked. A sharp rap on the nose works in the short term.

Shirl said...

oh that is such a cool story!!

And there is a Shirley poppy, I believe!

cassie-b said...

If you don't mow it down this year, maybe you'll have lots more poppies next year.

Shirl said...

do you think so, Cas? That would be so cool!

I've got it fenced now.