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Post  AvaDGardner on 3/27/2012, 5:30 pm

A sure sign of spring in SoCal...I found these on Saturday at the garden. I wondered what they were...too big to be overgrown carrots!



Unlike the AV Poppy Preseve, I can get up close with these!



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Post  plantoid on 3/27/2012, 6:02 pm

i think they are called Eschlotcia or something like that .... common name Artic Poppy .

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Post  camprn on 3/27/2012, 6:07 pm

I have always called them California Poppy.

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 3/27/2012, 6:21 pm

The poppies in my front flower bed have started growing. They're probably a month or so away from growing taller and blooming.

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/27/2012, 8:29 pm

@AvaDGardner wrote:A sure sign of spring in SoCal...I found these on Saturday at the garden. I wondered what they were...too big to be overgrown carrots!



Unlike the AV Poppy Preseve, I can get up close with these!



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Post  Chopper on 3/28/2012, 9:25 pm

California Poppy. Love them. I have seen a lot of poppies this year. I LOVE them, they are so pretty but make terrible cut flowers.

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 3/28/2012, 10:40 pm

@Chopper wrote:California Poppy. Love them. I have seen a lot of poppies this year. I LOVE them, they are so pretty but make terrible cut flowers.

You can say that again. They drop their petals within a day or so after cutting.

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Post  GWN on 3/28/2012, 10:48 pm

too big to be overgrown carrots!
yep you got that right.....
I am envious.... but I do have some icelandic poppies growing in the greenhouse....

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