Poppies that go P O P !

For years I have always loved poppies. They are such sweet flowers, on mass, mixed with other winter/spring blooms or even just few stems cut and shoved in some cute old fashioned milk bottles.

But my one issue with poppies: they never bloom like in the photo's!

Why? Im not sure. Iv'e heard the old wives tale of pricking the tips with a pin but always assumed it was just that, an old wives tale. That was until I finally gave in and tried it.

And Voila! It works.