Back in June, after seeing a friend's Poppies light up his yard, I decided that I would, once again, give them a try. Heading to all the local nurseries as well as WalMart and Home Depot, I found none until I got to my favorite nursery. They had two left. I bought them and yes, they flowered. Elated, I went online and ordered some seeds from Amazon. As usual, while searching I came across some bulbs that I thought would be gorgeous if planted on the East side of the house in the small bed. The seeds arrived and I sprinkled them here and there so lets hope. Meanwhile the bulbs didn't ship until they it was time plant them here. Upon receipt, I read the instructions that came with them which said they needed to soak in warm water for several hours before planting. Of course, when I took the photo, I didn't expect to see the other "bulb" in the water...LOL!