I really want a big field with a hill full of red poppies cascading down. Not that poppies typically cascade or anything. The only place I know of anywhere close to here is along the interstate near the overpasses.
And I’m not going there. I could just see a big car pileup happening.
Why couldn’t this field have poppies in it
instead of this flame weed stuff.
Yeah, I know, then they couldn’t make hay in it like they do when this stuff dies off.
There is some story from my childhood that niggles in the back of my mind. I don’t remember the story or the moral. It seems like it had something to do with someone (probably a child) planting lots of poppies somewhere where they supposed to and this big crop of poppies took over the place. They couldn’t get rid of them no matter how much they wanted to. I think it was sort of a Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out stories.
Anyway, poppies always seemed a little Evil and something you definitely didn’t want to plant on purpose for fear of them being forever a pestilence.
I was at Lowes the other day and I saw a potted poppies and thought “what doth hinder me?” Apparantly nothing did.
It said Mixed Colors but I was kind of hoping for mostly red.
Yesterday morning I watered them and there was 1 red bloom and 2 “pods”. By the time I got home, a white one had started blooming.
I wonder what color the next one will be.
And here’s my poppy field.
Really big, isn’t it! I might GPS just to find my way back home!
So if you know of any big poppy field near you, give me a holler. I need an excuse for a road trip. Not really but in case there’s one close to my travels that would be splenderific.
While I was at Lowes I spotted a few more Gerber daisies and since I only have 4 plants I was sure I needed more. Then I thought, “how many Gerbers does a person need?” and I knew that would be exactly 0. So I settled for getting only 2 more.
These tinged ones are my favorite out of all that I have so far. The colored tips are so pretty!
And its a shame because all the plants I got 3 weeks ago still have not been transplanted. Yeah, I know! I really do have it on my list of things to do in 2010! I’m working on a tipsy pot thing (idea from my friend Velma) and if doesn’t tipsy over I might share with you some pictures later.
These Gerbers crack me up. They look like Dr. Suess characters. I call them Thing 1 and Thing 2.
And there’s a pre-adolescent Thing 3 peeking out at the bottom. Hope I don’t run out of numbers.
And now I must make my corn casserole and go to bed. It’s kind of a marathon weekend with activities this weekend. Pre-communion services Thursday, school fundraiser (pancake breakfast, yard sale, bake sale, auction) this morning, 50th anniversary celebration for long-time friends, Taste of Home cooking school tonight, communion tomorrow AM and potluck dinner tomorrow.
Adios and good night!