Here I show you a late season pleasure that emerges and flowers with no love and attention from me between cutting back the dead stems in Spring and keeping down some of the weeds before it blooms. I understand it is a Toad Lily. I think it deserves a prettier name!
Other plants in my garden were here when we moved in. I have never planted marigolds but have some in flower every year for a long time over the Summer, with their bright orangey-yellow faces, and their intriguing seeds.
Unripe seed head
Seed head nearly ripe… and the seeds showing
Another plant which freely self seeds is the opium poppy. Here is a seed head that shows signs of breaking and entering. I would love to know the story! Some insect? Or maybe a Doormouse?! There are tiny spider’s web strands over the frilly top…..