More Instax garden snaps!
I don't think there's a better way to spend four dollars than a big packet of wildflower seeds, like these I threw out (with a few packets of Shirley Poppy seeds) in March. The simple splendor of these wild, wiry-necked babes! The element of surprise!
I cleared a ramshackle bed for them early in the year (meaning, I ripped out most of the weeds and grass but didn't really do much else) and since my mini-meadow started blooming a few weeks ago, it's a highlight of my afternoons to see what's sprung up that day. At first there was mostly a lot of Five-spot, Sweet William, Dwarf Snapdragon, and other pretty mystery things, but now the poppies are such hams that it's hard to notice anything else.
Some are double, some are less an the size of a dime, some two or three inches across. They make me just crazy. I think I'm going to plant about 10x this many next year - they'll be the perfect thing to fill in the empty spaces left by dearly departed Spring bloomers.
See you soon with the few last flower girl paintings, and I hope your week is off to a nice start!