About The River

Monday, August 5, 2013

From Flanders Fields to the Land of Oz

 Beautiful Poppies
My poppies are just starting to take over a section of my flower garden. I love it. I am excited for the years ahead as the seeds spread.
Do you like poppies?
Here are a few fun facts about poppies.

Color is usually, but not always brilliant red with a black base.
 Each flower produces an abundance of pollen that is considered pure gold by bees, an additional plus when bee populations seem to be in crisis and farmers are experiencing lower pollination of their commercial crops, including tree fruits and forage crops. Perhaps the agriculture community and vegetable gardeners alike should launch a new mantra "Plant Poppies!"



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