Here is a photo of the self-sowing garden from the arbor. In the forefront are red poppies that I started from seed early this spring.
Poppies have very interesting paper-like petals.
Here they are again from the other side of the garden.
You'll notice a blurry blue apparition in on the left hand side of the photo above. This is one of several larkspurs I planted. Hopefully they will continue to bloom and spread their seed around the garden. In the picture below is the same larkspur a little more in focus taken from the same location.
Other Bloomers in the self-sowing garden are:
Monarda (bee balm)
Coreopsis 'Sunfire' (tickseed)
And my personal favorite photo in this post,
This garden is in severe need of a weeding which I would like to accomplish this week. Then I'll mulch around the base of plants that have already emerged and the self-sowing garden will be established! After the first year the plants should sow themselves and all I'll have to do is weed, and we all know that that's quite enough work to do!