Let your perennial poppies shine
Perennial poppy seeds are an excellent complement to any garden. Year after year, they provide beautiful flowers for any bed, border or rock garden. With a wide variety of varieties available, gardeners will be amazed at how they can fit into the backyard oasis. There are many techniques you can use to ensure that perennial poppies work best together.
Cut herb poppy
Oriental poppies are best suited for the boundaries of herbs, which appear to be ubiquitous in early spring. Quickly send lush green plants, the stems will appear soon, providing plenty of flowers to linger between the early spring borders.
Ensuring that this poppy is reduced after flowering is necessary to increase plant vigor. After the initial flowering period, the flowers, stems and even the leaves will begin to wither and turn brown. Unlike many other herbs that can be left behind during this period, the oriental family's poppies should be cut back to the ground. In the next few months, when the plants begin to replenish themselves, new leaves appear. Although no longer flowering, these leaves will ensure that more energy is produced and stored so that perennial poppies can be better displayed in the coming year.
Use shadow fans
For many gardeners, it is very difficult to try to find plants that are suitable for the dark side. Landscapers tend to choose commonly used plants such as ferns and periwinkle to provide some green leaf coverage. However, the opium poppy species Meconopsis is a magical plant used to moisten and cool, and provides a very different alternative to the dark areas. The Meconopsis variety, often known as the Himalayan Poppy, is available in a variety of colors to bring lively stems of blue, yellow, red, purple or white flowers. These will fill the mottled shaded areas with blooms and lift any green carpet area.
An important factor to remember for all perennial poppies is that they come in many colors. Especially oriental poppies, you can buy pink and red, purple and white. By using two highlighted tones, contrasting colors can be very effective in the border. Use a combination of white and pink to create the feel of a cottage garden, or fill the border with orange and purple for a tropical feel.
Planting flower pot
Many perennial poppies can be effectively used in pots. These can be used to illuminate windowsills, terraces, decks and gazebos with explosive poppies. Use poppy Alpinium, alpine poppy and covered gravel to show bloom. Or try Icelandic poppies to bring a rich poppy flavor to any quiet area of the garden.
Although many gardeners only wish to preserve and collect seeds from annual poppy varieties, they can also be used for perennial poppy and provide a large source of new plants. Although oriental poppies may be more difficult to propagate from seeds and preferably reduce after flowering, you may wish to leave one or two seed pods on the plants until they are dry and preserved for planting. Other perennial poppy seeds are also ideal for seed collection. Gently shake the seed pods into envelopes or paper bags, properly labeled, and stored throughout the winter until the warmth of spring marks the time of sowing and sprouting new plants of perennial poppy seeds.
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