Every spring I buy flower seed packages, hoping some will grow. For about $1 a try, it’s still sort of like playing the lottery. Some packages never produce a thing, even though there looks like a couple hundred seeds in the package.
This year I am surprised by two icelandic poppies actually growing. I wasn’t sure what was growing — I subscribe to the “sow it and forget it” school of gardening, which leads to surprises later in the summer.
Two poppies, one blooming.
What a lovely color. I wonder if it really is an Icelandic poppy, or something else?
Since there is only one bloom right now, the other one might not happen in time for the bees to be able to pollinate and create more seeds. I am half tempted to go out to the nursery and see if I can find a match, just so there’s a chance of it re-seeding for next year. I looked at Home Depot this morning, but no match.
Later in the day, look at the lovely glow.