Golden poppies arrived in our garden a couple of years ago. I was tickled. I never planted them but they brightened the landscape. And last year there were more. This spring it seemed that any patch of bare ground sprouted the distinctive foliage of golden poppies. I weeded for days to keep a clear walkway to the front door. And they’re still flourishing.

We have Asian poppies back behind our house. Multiple attempts at seeding them failed. This year they appeared on their own, pink, red, white, and even orange.

The bees couldn’t be happier. They actually lined up, taking turns to dive bomb poppy pollen as I took photos.

Happy Independence Day to my fellow U.S. citizens. Stay safe and sane.

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  1. What a brilliant surprise, they can pop up in my garden any time they like.. but they won’t ๐Ÿ˜€ I might have to sprinkle some seeds and see what happens! Happy 4th of July Kay.

  2. Such pleasures and delights without any effort of your own! The gods of nature smiling down on you (with a little help from a few birds, I suppose).

  3. Your poppies are great, Kay. I had orange poppies in the garden in my first house (that was back in pre-history) but they don’t grow in my current houses. And I don’t want the narcs visiting.

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