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    Hello!

    I drive by some nearby houses frequently and always pass by some of the most gorgeous flowers ever. I am completely new to gardening and botany, and my expertise extends as far as planting sunflowers (LOL) and raising my current batch of VFTs.

    If anyone can identify what these flowers are, I would be ecstatic, as I would love to purchase seeds and plant these in the front of my house.

    I'm sure this might be a no-brainer for someone!!

    THe following are thumbnails, please click to see them in slightly larger (but still compressed) sizes. I attempt to take clear pics, so please enjoy the aesthetics of these specimens while in the process [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    I am wondering about the higher layer, with those orange, golden, white, blossoms.

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    Thanks a lot, as I was wondering about these for 3 weeks now!

    Caro

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    Poppies I think. That's something I miss about California... seeing those everywhere. The petals have that neat rubbery feel to them.

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    Orange ones are California Poppies, can't smoke these [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh

    (feels dumb)

    (but VERY VERY PLEASED)

    thank you!

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    Nope. Those are not California poppies. I'm not sure of the species name, but in the trade they go by the name Iceland poppies or something like that. They are sold at pretty much any place that has flowers. I personally like the fiery orange CA poppies better though.
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    My bad, you are right, those aren't CA poppies. I should know better, I use to grow CA poppies. You probably can't smoke those in the photos either [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    they look like icelandic poppies to me, the orientals are much showier but the icelandics do have a nice look to them
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    I agree...Icelandic Poppies in the back. The white flowers with deep purple centers in the front are Pansies, BTW. Just in case you're wondering about those too. Pansies come in a myriad of colors, so you can really color up an area with those.

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