In A Vase on Monday: The Last Poppy

The day after Remembrance Day and my Littlest Weed found a poppy by the roadside on our way home from school. He picked it – despite my entreaties to leave it for others to enjoy – then when we got home without prompting put it in this little jug with a leaf he had picked.

Today is the fifth blogging anniversary of Cathy from Rambling in the Garden who hosts the In A Vase On Monday theme. This week to mark the occasion she challenged followers to show their pickings not in a vase. This almost counts as they are ‘not’ my pickings! Happy blogoversary Cathy!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Adorable! A nature lover in the making.

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  2. AlisonC says:

    Start them in the way they should go on! 🙂

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  3. Cathy says:

    It is just so touching that he chose to do it himself – thanks for sharing it 🙂

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  4. Peter Herpst says:



  5. Chloris says:

    And what a cute little weed you have there.


  6. Kris P says:

    Well done on the fly! Caring for what he picked is a wonderful life lesson.

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  7. Oh he is just so precious holding that poppy…a budding gardener perhaps!

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    What a sweetie! A future IAVOM blogger? 😉

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  9. Cathy says:

    How lovely! An amazing November find, and I bet you are now glad he picked it. 😉

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  10. pbmgarden says:

    Precious. Perfect pickings!

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  11. tonytomeo says:

    What an odd poppy. Which species is it? It looks like an orange creamsicle.

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    1. It doesn’t look like a poppy in the picture but I can assure you it is – it’s what we would call a Californian poppy. Not sure what you would actually call it in California!

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      1. tonytomeo says:

        ‘California poppy’! It is the state flower! The name is the same. How excellent that you grow them!

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