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August 6, 2006

Arvind Kumar's California Poppies

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Why people love California poppies: they
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.
Left 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 the
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
its taproot will help it to grow again and flower.

(Photos from Arvind Kumar)

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