Why do we wear white poppies?

Why do we wear white poppies?

We started wearing handmade white poppies many years ago. For us, wearing both red and white poppies is a way of saying Remember the fallen, including civilians, and work for peace . We have had many meaningful conversations with strangers that started with What s the white poppy for? . I have always had respect and sympathy for veterans, who put their life, health and family on the line to serve. I believe they deserve recognition and support, but for years I was uncomfortable …

White poppies Peace Vancouver

White poppies Peace Vancouver

many choose a white poppy because for them it symbolizes peace in a violent world . I think that wearing a peace poppy makes the most sense for me since I ve felt weird about wearing my red poppy for the last few years. Last year, I made this one and that felt a little better. This year, I ve gone all the way. I do get it, I understand why some people might think it s dis-respectful but also that the whole controversy seems a little ironic to me, since the white poppiers are …

Growing Persian white poppies

Growing Persian white poppies

The Papaver somniferum, or Persian White plant, is a member of the Breadseed poppy family. The plant is generally grown in North America for both ornamental and culinary purposes. Not only is a fully grown White Persian beautiful to look at, but its poppy seeds are used for certain types of bread products, such as bagels. Like any other plant, growing a Persian White successfully depends on knowing when to plant the seed and when to provide water. Instructions 1 Plant your Persian …

White poppies in context

White poppies in context

Some will know that the wearing of the poppy on Remembrance Sunday has been an issue that I have wrestled with for years and years (see ). Not having been brought up to the tradition, my earliest encounters with it were in the context of the sectarian divisions of NI. When I started worshipping at a Presbyterian Church, there were the added accretions of a national anthem, ex-servicemen and campaign medals. I’ve been through the negative reaction when I stopped attending church …

White poppies black center

White poppies black center

By Pomona Belvedere Sylvia (from England) emailed me about her black-and-white poppy, which had lost track of the season and was blooming with cyclamen. Since black and white poppies have been on my want list for a long time, I asked to see photos. Then I thought: why not ask her for a guest post? Here it is. PB Dear Pomona, This is a photo of my poppy ‘Black and White’ (Papaver orientale ‘Black and White’) flowering this week, it hid its bud near to the ground around a pot (which …

Purple and white poppies

Purple and white poppies

3 Tips for Corporate Holiday Parties Yes, Halloween has come and gone. Do you know what that means? Turkeys, hams, family, sweaters, and crackling fireplaces. Oh, and don’t forget the party your boss asked you to plan. This is not meant to add stress to your plate; so before you reach for the spiked eggnog we have a couple of pointers and tips to help you plan. Autumn Arrangements With fall around the corner, let us delve into what makes autumnal arrangements special: the color …

Artificial white poppies

Artificial white poppies

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