The flies like it and so do I. There is something in the brightness of orange California Poppies have.
Easy to grow and tolerate dryness.
I have other colors coming this year just waiting for them to start blooming as well.
It is time for the marigolds to start blooming. Only have color orange this year.
Up here in the north marigolds are one of the most reliable annual bloomers. Not that sensitive to cold and can take different kind of weather without suffering too much.
I think I will have yellow ones next year just for a change.
A newcomer to my flowerbed. I am surprised how easy it was to grow and even though the summer has been cold the flowers are doing well. I guess the name just suggested that it is for a warmer climate.
They do though seem to have an ability to predict the weather. If it is going to be cold or rainy the flowers close themselves a way ahead. It is always good to have a weather station of your own.
I already ordered two new colors for the next year. If everything goes well I will have white and red ones to accompany the orange.
Now I am just waiting my other new experiments to bloom.
Why orange? Siberian poppy comes in many colors – white, yellow, red. But for some reason only the orange ones are able to make it through the winter.
Do not know why but now all the ones I have are orange. Only in the autumn the colors are many due to the seeds I have added in the spring.
This year I have added many other poppy varieties. Hopefully those will bloom in the autumn. Just have to wait and see.