With a vast expanse of California poppies in the foreground, a man walks toward hills of goldfield near the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve by Lancaster in 2005. Even if nature doesn't deliver a similar show this year, gardeners can plant their own miniature wildflower field. One final trick: Sow some of your seeds in pots too. These seedlings will serve as identification keys, so when you're out weeding in the garden, youll know what to yank and what to leave be. What comes up later is bound to be pure pleasure and quite often a surprise.
Robbin Goddard, Los Angeles Times