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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Profligacy Is the Best Policy

Not one to be “designed,” poppies have a field day this March in Texas.


The March poppy crop, Austin, TX, more on the way

Photo: Human Flower Project

“I cannot get too many Renoirs,” Albert Barnes confided to friend and fellow art collector Leo Stein, 1913.

We know the feeling, except our greediness grasps in other directions – accordions, Triscuits, poppies.

It started out innocently enough, with seed from Ellen Zimmermann – the salmon colored and fluffy Shirley poppy she called ‘Dorothy Cavenaugh’ for her friend, the former president of Austin’s herb society. Those beauties performed so well in the side yard, we tried some red papaver somniferum. (We understand why the Afghan farmers go for this crop – it’s a cinch.)

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Posted by Julie on 03/27 at 04:31 PM
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