Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Poppy Fence


I probably had a post with the exact same title last year as well... oh well, that's what it is, a poppy fence. My poppy fence.


Last year I had a sea of poppies in my front garden. They re-seeded, but I pulled out a lot of them because they were crowding out other plants. However, there were still quite a lot left - until I found out that the deer came into my yard eating the poppies. Happy deer. Not so happy me.


Consequently there are way less poppies blooming this year than I had thought, and I'm still pulling them when I see what the deer have left. Obviously, poppies are a delicious specialty for them (ha, you wonder why...). But - those poppies that are left are real stunners and everybody seems to love them (beside the deer, I mean).


This year I have mostly red ones and these beautiful red and pink ones. I'm sure that there will be more poppy images on my blog in the next few weeks.


I am linking again with Theresa's Good Fences over at the Run-A-Round-Ranch.



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24 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Carola, we just saw this evening a whole field of corn poppies, so I will be posting a picture in the next few days. Awesome beauty.

GlorV1 said...

These are stunning photos Carola. Great job.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh...these are so beautiful. And the fence, which is the one you built? Is very charming.

Elephant's Child said...

Just glorious. Thank you.

Monika + Bente said...

Natürlich liebe ich den roten Mohn - aber auch den Zaun - es hat was bodenständiges.


Liebe Grüße - Monika

Jeanne said...

Love the bright flowers against your fence. gorgeous! We can see this post every year.

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Ich liebe Mohnblumen und Dein Garten ist eine Pracht :-))
Perfekte Deko für einen so schönen Zaun!
Liebe Grüße

Tinna ✐

Shug said...

Double beauty!! a lovely fence and the beauty in the poppies is outstanding...

TexWisGirl said...

oh, they're gorgeous! i'd have a very hard time pulling any of them out. beautiful, vivid blooms! thanks, carola!

Andrea Priebe said...

The Poppies are so beautiful. I can't imagine pulling them, though I have a flower that does that in my garden (takes over everything, that is) and I dig them up, move them around and finally, I am having to just pull some of them. Too bad, we have very few deer here to cull the flowers ... bet your deer were doing a "spirit" dance after they ate all of those Poppies. Not forgotten ... love you Poppy fence :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

DeniseinVA said...

I love your poppy photos Carola, absolutely stunning. I have always liked poppies and saw my first California poppies on a trip several years ago. Never noticed them when I lived there!!! I guess I had a small child and just wasn't into flowers as much as I am now, but I do look forward to going back and seeing the poppies out there one day. Thank you for sharing these, great shots for Good Fences :)

Karen S. said...

You have a gift for taking photos. Very pretty.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your poppies and fence are so beautiful. What a great colour. I'm sorry to hear that deer like poppies! I was given some by my neighbour last year and it is just starting to grow. I hope the deer stay away as I also have tulips and lilies and other delectables that they enjoy. Beautiful photos Carola.

Margaret Adamson said...

The poppiess are so pretty around the fence.

Ida said...

What a delight to see your pretty poppies growing over and around your fence. I love poppies and these are so lovely. Guess the deer like them too just in a different way.

John's Island said...

Hi Carola, What a wonderful post for Good Fences. Nice work. The poppys are real beauties ... the deer know a good thing when they see it, don't they? :-) Thank you for your comment on my blog about Grand Teton National Park. And especially Yellowstone! I fell in love with YNP and have been collecting vintage memorabilia for years ... will be sharing some of it on the blog. Best regards from Seattle.

eileeninmd said...

Oh, I just love the poppy flowers..They are beautiful. A lovely poppy fence.. Have a happy day!

magnoliasntea said...

Oh, there is nothing better than a picket fence with poppies. Beautiful!
Have a great weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

so very dramatic!

Felicia said...

Oh yes Pauline they look so beautiful against the wood fence.

Debbie said...

they are so vividly beautiful....and i almost feel like, fence, what fence??? they really steal the show!!!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the last photo especially.
Rinda

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly truly beautiful

Sally H said...

wonderful photos of your poppies, Carola! I love them! Hope you can keep the deer from taking too many!