shirley poppies

Shirley poppies are my favorite ephemeral flower. Here are some things you can do to condition them so you can use them for cut flowers. I grow Shirley poppies for my personal pleasure, and do not consider them a cash crop. The prospect of seeing new colorations and shapes gets me out of bed in late June through July when they bloom. The big fluffy ones steal my heart, and I have tried many ways Read more…