You will always find California Poppies (Eschscholzia Californica) in my New Jersey garden. Living in California as a little girl, I have fond memories of the golden wildflower growing in my backyard.
The California poppies bloom profusely during our mild New Jersey spring but slow down during the hot and humid summer. Now that the days are cooling off with the beginning of Fall, my poppies are making a welcome, though short-lived comeback.
I am participating in BeckyB’s floral photo challenge “Square in September”.
September 19, 2017 at 10:05 pm
How lovely to bring California memories into your current garden! They are wild in my garden and each year when they first appear I am so pleased. They are a happy flower!
September 20, 2017 at 6:53 pm
Debra – they are little rays of sunshine in my garden for sure! People who have seen the wildflowers bloom in the west are surprised to see them in my garden. I have a nice patch in a raised bed and at the end of the season, I let them reseed and they come back in the spring. It’s pretty amazing.
September 20, 2017 at 2:54 am
oh wow, this is a such gorgeous poppy photo puts my one to shame.
September 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Thanks Becky but please do not compare! I really like your photo of your poppy patch. 🙂
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September 21, 2017 at 4:38 am
They really are little rays of sunshine. I scattered a seed pack containing these on a new raised bed at the beginning of July, really too late, but things had gotten in the way. I wasn’t expecting much, but in August they were flowering away and still are, adding a real zest of colour at this time of year. I really do hope they self-seed for next year. And your backlit photo is gorgeous. I may have to add a square of these myself to the challenge 🙂
September 21, 2017 at 5:33 am
They’re gorgeous, aren’t they? Lovely image. 🙂 🙂