Transplanting Mums and Growing Poppies

I just bought a pot of blooming mum’s.  Can I replant them in the ground once the flowers are gone or should I treat them as annuals? Can I put them in the ground now? Also, when is the best…

California Poppies

Hi, Can I plant California Poppies in my garden in Mississauga? Will they survive they winter like Oriental or Iceland Poppy does? What about Shirley Poppy. Secondly where can I get the seeds or plants of California or Shirley Poppy…

Poppies

After the flowers die in late spring and the poppy heads dry up with the seeds in them, do next year’s flowers come from these seeds falling to the ground? Or do next year’s flowers come from the small plants…

Collection of annual seeds?

I live in the Colborne area of Ontario – zone 4/5 and would like to save seeds from my columbines and different poppies which seed themselves where they want to!! But I would like to have them come up where…

Poppy disease?

We’ve had 50-60 red poppies in the garden for the last 30 years. Last spring (2014) I noticed (for the first time ever) that many of the flower buds & stems turned dark & withered up before they were fully…

Sowing poppy seeds in July

If I sow seeds from red poppies (from my mother’s garden) now (in July) will they germinate this year?  Should I just leave them to self-seed or do I have to save the seeds and sow them next spring?…