New Neighborhood Voice
August 6, 2006
Arvind Kumar's California Poppies
Why people love California
brighten up any garden with their glorious blooms.
BEFORE: At the end of July,
this poppy plant
is finished blooming and is full of seed capsules.
to itself, it will dry up, scatter seed, and die.
AFTER: Pruning back the
mature poppy plant to ˝”
makes flower beds look neater. It also prolongs
poppy plant’s life, which will grow back and flower again.
AFTER: This closeup shows
that the poppy
plant is alive and well. The stored moisture in
will help it to grow again and flower.
(Photos from Arvind Kumar)
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