Since I have many annuals that self seed in the garden, I have to pull some of them from places less than ideal. Paths for instance need to stay clear if I'm going to navigate the garden.
There is one exception. I do not pull poppies.
California poppies which I started from seed in the garden many years ago. For years, I was lucky to get one or two to reseed. So, I never pulled them no matter where they grew. The poppy crop has increased, but I still can't bear to pull them. As a result, I have poppies in the paths.
This is the side garden. (The low growing ground cover on the left are hens and chicks).
There is a huge bunch of poppies in the path. I just step over them.
The pods are so interesting. This is one just starting to open.
This photo has some seed heads.
The delicate petals of poppies are enchanting and their bright color really pops in the garden.
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