In 2001 I had a small bed of Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis betonicifolia), seven plants in two short rows, all blooming at once. In a typical case of gardener’s hubris, I didn’t bother taking pictures, thinking there would always be next year. There wasn’t.
Now I have eleven plants, seedlings from a plant of Meconopsis “Lingholm.” They are in a curving single row on the north side of a large magnolia, and eight of them are in bloom. This time I took a lot of pictures, a whole gallery in fact.
What else has been happening? Ducks fighting in the pond, epic struggles with excessive vegetation, tomato plants looking hopeful in their pots, and a new clematis (“Pink Fantasy”).