February 27, 2009
Seeds of purple lupin and orange poppies can persist in the soil for decades, awaiting a winter wet enough to provoke a spring outburst.
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I confess. I’m hooked, addicted, helpless in the grip of my need. Blame the poppies. Not the French Connection heroin poppies — but the tiny seeds that can wait for decades with indestructible patience in stoney desert soils for a year such as this — a mild spring following along behind a decently wet winter after a decade of drought.