8 Tips for Growing Poppies: Learn how to grow poppies, and add stunning blooms to your garden. Poppies are grown nearly all over the world, and come in varied sizes, colors, and textures. Bees and other pollinators are drawn to these vibrant flowers. Poppies are a springtime staple in my garden in the low desert of Arizona. Although the blooms are short-lived, they are beautiful. I love watching each phase of the growing cycle: from drooping bud, to bloom, and finally seed pod.