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The Takeover


Whoah! Will ya look at that? Who knew all those poppy seeds would take over the garden?



When the garden’s full of weeds,

We give thanks for poppy seeds,

Once they grow they cover up

Every weed that’s coming up.


But the rain has flattened them,

Looks like someone sat on them,

Soon the flowers have to go,

Or the veggies just can’t grow.

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

38 thoughts on “The Takeover

  1. Love the poem and photos!

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  2. Yes, very cute poem and photos. Lincoln looks very concerned!

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  3. Wonderful to have so many poppies in your garden and Lincoln too, of course!

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  4. I used to have a hill filled with poppies. It looked similar to your plot. Really–you have to get rid of them for your garden? They’re pretty sturdy. I think they’ll come back!

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  5. Lincoln is looking so cute and happy! It sounds like you have a busy day of gardening ahead of you, Anneli.

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  6. Your poem and the pictures are just so lovely

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  7. Ein Garten voller Mohnblumen…so wunderschön. Der Rest kann warten und Sonnenblumen werden auch woanders wachsen und blühen.

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  8. Wow! Poppies do like to come in a crowd, don’t they! I have orange poppies around my house. Not sure if they’re the Welsh or Icelandic species. The native (to Norfolk) field poppy is also very common in the wider area. It’s a shame the petals don’t seem to last very long.

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  9. When pretty flowers overpower the weeds, we don’t mind, except when they take over our vegetable garden.

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  10. This is a spectacular poem and I love these images.

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  11. I want to grow poppies!

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  12. Anneli, the saga continues with the wonders of nature . . . always waiting outside our door.

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  13. Oh yeah! There are veggies in there. Beautiful poppies, Anneli, and delightful poem. I hope you end up with a beautiful vase of them.

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