Plants I'm Growing--First Blooms: California Poppy (2011)
The first of the California poppies in the garden to bloom opened yesterday, March 30. The California poppy: An appropriate flower for a state that calls itself the "Golden State." Our first poppy opened on March 19 in 2009 and on March 5 in 2010, so this is comparatively late. California poppy has calculated botanical years of 351 days and 390 days.