A bee flies towards a poppy in the accidental wildflower garden.
For at least eight years, hortensia (hydrangeas) bloomed in this giant plant space on our balcony. Sadly, damage when the balcony was sand-blasted doomed the hortensia. When weeds started to grow in its place, I looked out the window and thought 'I should go pull them up.' But I was busy and traveling, so the weeds kept growing. Daisies and other wildflowers arrived, including a mass of poppies. My husband suggested we could consider it as a wildflower garden; certainly an improvement over a bed of weeds. As I snapped a photo, a bee buzzed by... Perhaps pulling the weeds can wait a while longer.