Every year one of the great performances in my garden is the performance of the poppies. These simple red flowers came in a free packet of seed several years ago and still keep on putting on powerful displays of red paper-like petals. With as easy as poppies are to grow and maintain (I do nothing other than spread the seeds every now and then) it makes me wonder why they aren’t in every garden? Poppy seeds planted in the fall bloom the following spring and produce seed pods with lots of little tiny poppy seeds. I think I should add a few additional colors of poppies to the self-sowing garden for some variety.