What had looked like this:
And then like this:
Now looks like this:This is Larkspur. It drops its seeds and comes back each year. Some years there is more than others. I think the yellowing and browning of some plants, so soon, is caused by too much rain. In the next photo, the yellowing material is foliage of Narcissus. I let it ripen and disappear so the bulbs will be full of energy for next spring.
This year there were not as many Columbines or annual poppies. I think our digging around in there last autumn destroyed them, but apparently we brought the Larkspur seed to the surface, and it took off. Maybe they need light to germinate. I read that Columbine seeds do.
Below: The wilting yellow flowers are Evening Primroses closing their eyes after partying all night. They will start again come evening.
Larkspur seems soft and old fashioned to me. Nigella does, too, but the Larkspur lasts longer in bloom.
One year poppies came up. I did not plant them. I guess the seeds were in the soil from some Mary grew in years past.
We had Poppies on Parade; they even came up in the Rockery.