Jack and the White Poppy

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Last week we showed you our favorite tree – our Jack-aranda tree. This week we want to share a flowering shrub we are trying to get growing in our garden. It’s a white poppy that grows wild by the side of the road in our valley…but can I get it to grow in my yard? Barely.

We finally got one bush to grow – it’s behind Jack in this picture.

And here’s what the flowers look like. The bees certainly like them.



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  1. That’s a beautiful flower.
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  2. Beautiful dog, and gorgeous flower – bee gets an honorable mention! I’m fascinated with the beauty in which God created things. tell me, does the flower have a scent?

  3. It’s like a frilly, bee friendly daisy!

  4. Pretty flowers! At first I thought it said Jack and the white puppy and I was like you got a puppy!
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  5. Very pretty. I bet if you were trying to keep it out of your yard, it would take over. 🙂
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  6. Ah Jack something else to keep safe. Good luck.
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  7. great photo capturing the bee in the beautiful poppy!
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  8. Very pretty, so cool to get the bee in there.
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    • Unfortunately with all the flowering trees and bushes we have a thriving bee population.
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  9. WOW, GREEN GRASS!! I’m jealous! The flowers are beautiful! We have mostly weeds and dirt in our back yard — ugh — the only drawback to having oak trees for shade. But in South Carolina you need shade trees.
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  10. That’s pretty, I hope it keeps growing!
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    • It’s been a couple of years now, so I think it’s finally taken root.
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  11. They are gorgeous flowers! Good luck! Happy Wednesday!
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  12. It’s such a pretty flower. Maybe since it does so well along the road, you know because it is ignored there…maybe you should ignore yours and see if it just does its thing?!? Happy WW
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    • Yeah it needs lots of sun and dry…I think my yard gets too much water – sprinklers for the grass.
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  13. So pretty! They look so delicate.
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  14. That is lovely! I have tried many times to grow wild honeysuckle that I have dug up and transplanted to my yard. Each time it is an epic failure! You look like you’re having better luck with this!
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  15. Watch out for the bee Jack! Glad to see you are out of jail. Love Dolly
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  16. Pretty flower and love the bee on it!
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  17. Hi Y’all!

    What a beautiful yard!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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  18. Aww looks just lovely!
    Hugs, Carrie and Pups x
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  19. So pretty 🙂
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  20. That flower is beautiful!
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  21. Very pretty, you have greener thumbs than our mum does – that’s for sure!
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    • Not really – it’s just California, so everything grows pretty good if you water it.
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  22. Gorgeous flower! And I love seeing Jack.

  23. You guys have such a pretty yard! Jealous! I never see a fence. Do the dogs just stay in the yard? Or is the fence hidden in the pics?
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    • It’s all fenced – just well hidden by bushes and trees. It’s about an acre and our neighbors have lots of trees etc. They would probably stay in the yard though – I can open the gate and they don’t leave.
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  24. Very pretty! Your yard looks very alive 🙂 I love the flowers.
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    • Thanks – one of the benefits of SoCal…lots of flowers all the time.
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  25. Oh, I see those matilija (sp?) poppies are so pretty. I see those sometimes on the hikes we do. All the jacarandas are in bloom in our ‘hood and they’re so pretty!
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