I can't believe that these are Poppies. But they are. Frilly Poppies.
Pretty Poppy Litter.
Sometimes, I have this fleeting thought that maybe my throw-all-the-seeds everywhere approach doesn't work and that I should relent and "plan" my garden more. But I really like it. Especially the element of surprise that comes with throwing it all in to see what happens. Of course it's a mess and I know that I should tame it and plan better, but nah, I really, really like how they all take turns to do their thing and hang out together nicely. Poppies, Californian Poppies, Marigold Calendulas and Osterspermums all partying together in the border. (There are Nigella Love in the Mists too.)
My biggest regret right now is that the Poppies have grown very tall.
Into the hedge.
So there are many gorgeous poppy blooms inside the hedge so that they can't be seen.
Next year, I will be ready to pull the heads forward before they grow too tangled within.
Marigolds entering seed mode.
Reminds me of ANIMAL!
Delving into the Poppies frills.