A purple poppy exploded in our front yard. We've been growing these poppies for years, ever since my husband saw one in, ahem, someone else's yard and harvested one of the dried pods. There were lots of them and the plants seemed a bit abandoned, so ... I think it's ok. He sprinkled the tiny seeds on the ground in our yard and, like magic, up they came. Most years he sprinkles a few more seeds around, or sometimes not at all, and they still pop up every year. This photo is the first one I took with my new camera that I got for my birthday: a Kodak EasyShare 10 mp with a nice big 3" LCD screen. I still have a lot of playing around to do with the different modes, etc.
A few weeks ago I planted a bunch of new starts in the raised bed. I keep meaning to go out and photograph them but I haven't done it yet. There are romano beans, Lollo Rosso and Red Oak Leaf lettuces, and some new chervil. Also I sprinkled some more beet seeds around and they have sprouted already. This last week of rain was sent from above just for gardens: gentle and warm, it moistened the soil every day just at the time I was beginning to crank up the watering schedule. Looks like tomorrow the little sprouts might needs some irrigation again.