gabriola garden

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Six-Foot High, Saucer-Sized Poppies

Sara’s poppies have outdone themselves this year, due no doubt to the huge containers of compost and composted horse manure that she trucked in during the winter months, prior to spring planting season. These poppies are the cousins of the opium poppies of the Middle East, but the seeds are not narcotic. This year she has blood red, bright orange, and pinkish cream colored flowers and being that they are so high and huge, many of our neighbors have come to admire them.

Due credit should be paid to the 100% organic Iguana Juice Grow and Bloom that we use to feed all of our flowers and vegetables. It is truly the magic ingredient in our super sized blooms and veggies. Advanced Nutrients mixes the finest organic ingredients (fish based, alfalfa, krill, yucca extract, kelp meal, and earthworm castings) that not only cause lush, vegetative growth, but also promote prolific flower and fruit development.

Our first rose of the season has opened! In spite of the rainy weather, we do get occasional glimpses of the sun, which is as much appreciated by the flowers as by us. Walking our Golden Retriever Max through the neighbourhood every morning, I am amazed at the variety and resurgence of the flora all around us. This is truly an amazing season and no matter what the weather, it should inspire us to value Nature and all of its bounty.

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posted by Tim at 6:52 AM


  • Wow! Those poppies are truly magnificent!

    Hey, if Iguana Juice makes poppies grow so big,
    will it do the same for my bank account :-)

    Just kidding, Tim. Keep up the good work!

    Come visit my blog!

    By Blogger hydrogarden, at 7:36 AM  

  • That raises the question of how to properly fertilize your bank account. Do you use NFT or Ebb and Flow? And which works best, Grow or Bloom?

    I love your garden, I'm definitely going to pick your brain next year when I'm planning my garden.

    By Blogger Hydroponica, at 1:11 PM  

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    By Blogger Rita Monaco, at 12:40 PM  

  • Wonderful poppies! And great blog.
    I am into roses actually but those poppies are incredible.

    By Blogger Rita Monaco, at 12:43 PM  

  • Thanks, Rita!

    Your paintings are powerful! I always liked the impressionists!

    What kind of roses do you grow?

    Thanks for the comment,


    By Blogger Tim, at 9:23 AM  

  • Hey Tim, stop by The Commons on the Garden Tour this Saturday. Cheers!

    By Blogger Snapper, at 5:57 PM  

  • Hi, Tim
    I grow mostly old english roses and some hybrid teas. I have over 80 bushes. I just tried some of that Magic fertilizer that you are talking about and I am waiting to see the results.
    Happy gardening!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:00 AM  

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