Friday, July 3, 2020

Poppy Seed Pods

I gathered these seed pods yesterday morning and I couldn't believe the size of this bunch after only three days. Needless to say, I will have plenty of seeds for next years poppy patch. Have a wonderful July 4th.


jusaweecatnap said...

Love this photo. Happy fourth.

Pam said...

Growing food and flowers is such a good use of our time and energy. My son recently planted a large bed of wild flowers and is already being rewarded with amazing color. He sent me a picture and said he's thinking about adding another wildflower bed. All good! Have a wonderful 4th of July, Rosemary! By the way, your collection of poppy pods even looks artistic sitting on your counter. You have the touch.

Anita ~ the cabin on the creek said...

What an absolutely beautiful photograph Rosemary! It could be a subtle with its warm neutrals & hints of green & pink. Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

...all is grace!

Content in a Cottage said...

justaweecatnap -- Thank you. The sun is supposed to break out here at one o'clock this afternoon, just in time for most celebrations. Happy July 4th.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Pam -- Your son must be so proud of his wildflower bed that turned out to be a big success. He can start saving the seeds too for his next one! The birds and the pollinators must be so happy. Thank you for praising my photo. Getting the perfect image is my favorite part of this blog. I must have taken a dozen shots before I got it just right.
Happy July 4th to you too.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Anita ~ the cabin on the creek -- Anita, Thank you. Mother Nature provides me with so many photo opportunities and all I have to do is plant the seeds. Have a great Fourth of July too.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

I copies this comment for all to see but I don't publish any comments by unknown readers.
You could paint your photograph - you have such a great eye! And you could sprinkle your poppy seeds into a long bed in and among other plants and all the red popping up would be gorgeous! Happy 4th! Susan

Thanks, Susan
xo, Rosemary

Franki said...

We all seem to be of like minds on this photo. You do have an eye for proportion and color palette. Lovely!

minwks said...

Hi Rosemary, I save seeds from my poppies each year. I let them go brown on the plant until they rattle. The gaps around the top frill open and I just shake them into a bag.
My question is .... you have picked the pods green do the seeds mature?
Regards J.

Content in a Cottage said...

minwks -- Janine, I'm so glad you posted this question. I have no idea whether or not my green poppy pods will dry out and have mature seeds inside. I read that if you cut off the pods, the plants will continue to flower so that is what I've been doing. From now on, I will let the pods mature on the plants until they rattle before I pick them. I will keep an eye on my green picked ones to see if they ever rattle.
xo, Rosemary