Each year it’s the same. I go from no poppies to one poppy to tons of poppies.
Thinking back to my early gardening days, I would purchase and plant packets of poppy seeds. Never got a poppy; discouraged I came to believe I just didn’t have “the touch”.
Then a few years back I was at my stepdaughter’s home, admiring her beautiful poppies. And I looked down. “OMG” I thought. I’d seen that foliage in my garden. And pulled it out thinking it was weeds. Every year.
Needless to say, I learned a valuable lesson and have grown poppies with great success, year after year ever since.