Etheric stems and elegant petals in an exquisite array of colors endear us to poppies endlessly. The bees agree! They love to swim in the small ocean of pollen-laden anthers inside each flower. Poppies thrive in gardens as well as raised beds and containers, even in partial sun and marginal soil. A gently re-seeding annual, poppies often have a perennial presence in your garden, though establishing poppies from seed is often challenging. At Fruition, we sow most organic poppy seeds in soil blocks indoors 2 months before final frost to transplant 1 month before final frost, since they love to establish in cool soils, including fall.