The Automatic Garden in Action


The Poppies are almost finished and their seed heads are ripening.


The Poppies’ seeds were scattered in late October after the Balsam Impatiens finished. Balsam Impatiens are great reseeders as their pods pop open and fling the seeds out for perfect planting.  They were grown by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.


The Balsam Impatiens (the small plants with pointed leaves)  germinated just when the Poppies are ending their growing season.  Perfect timing for the Automatic Garden.


6 Comments on “The Automatic Garden in Action”

  1. I love that, automaticness!

  2. mattb325 says:

    Perfect! I love the balsam impatiens – but summer isn’t hot enough for them here and they never grow…!

  3. Amy Saab says:

    what type of Poppies are those? The few i have in my garden do not look like those at all. ~amy

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