Weekly Garden Highlights – July 22

Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) with calendula and zebra mallow in background

A nice, temperate break in the weather mid-week, sandwiched between hot and humid. ‘Tis high summer!

Here are just a few of the highlights in my garden this week (hover over or click photos for ID):

Many varieties of Daylilies are in bloom :

The poppies are almost done, but the bees and I are still loving the last of them.


Mauve and red Lettuce-leaf Poppy (Papaver somniferum)

And a few other lovelies:

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59 Responses to Weekly Garden Highlights – July 22

  1. domnuio says:

    Beautiful shots !
    I love them all !!!

  2. Alice Pratt says:

    Oh, what beautiful photos, especially the Poppies! At every stage: bud, bloom and seed head, flowers are just so beautiful and promising.

  3. Archita says:

    Fell in love with those poppies, but loved nigella damascena the most! Happy Weekend, Eliza.

  4. jennymarie4 says:

    These are beautiful! I especially like the Lettuce Leaf Poppy 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. arlingwoman says:

    My love-in-a-mist are long gone as are the poppies. Your purple ones are beautiful–don’t you love the seed heads?

  6. Kris P says:

    I have very few sempervivums in my garden. For the life of me, I can’t tell you why but as I’ve recently found myself repeatedly drawn to the flowers, I’ll have to remedy that. Have a great weekend, Eliza!

  7. i LOVE poppies and these are beautiful. Lovely photographs.

  8. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a lovely collection. I keep checking my Echinacea but they haven’t opened yet. They struggle a little in our damp climate but I really like them so persist!

  9. Christina says:

    There are so many lovely Hemerocallis aren’t there? They grow quite well for me although they have already finished flowering for this year. The nigella is always a joy.

  10. susurrus says:

    Another great folk name – lettuce leaf poppy – I haven’t heard that before.

  11. Brenda says:

    Beautiful. I’m looking forward to photos from your trip to Maine.

  12. MK says:

    Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers. My personal favorite is the “love in the mist”. Great name, and how nice you caught it with mist!

  13. Poppies are my favorite. I think they always look so strong. I really liked the photos and scrolling over the labels in the center. Your work always speaks of “abundance”

  14. Mary says:

    Wow an amazing collection – gorgeous!!

  15. Laurie Graves says:

    So nice, Eliza! I especially love the purple and red poppies.

  16. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    lovely images. Summer has arrived here in the UK at last too!

  17. Beautiful! Love the poppies. Are they self-sown?

  18. Bun Karyudo says:

    They’re beautiful flowers. Incidentally, I like that trick of the caption appearing when I hover over the pictures. I don’t think my blog does that (or if it does, I don’t know how to set it up that way). 🙂

  19. Eliza your day lilies are really lovely especially the one with the striped back

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Anna. That one is one of my favorites and it is quietly prolific, if you know what I mean!

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Okay, now I feel silly! I accessed what I thought was your site via Anca’s site, but it wasn’t on wordpress, but another site, so I thought you had a second blog. It was called DiggingwithDorris, I’m pretty sure, but the intro was signed, ‘Anna.’ Do you have another site, or was I mistaken and confused? (not an uncommon thing, mind you!)

  20. I absolutely love your poppies. Gorgeous. And, I’m so glad to know there is another gardener who doesn’t know the name for every day lily in her garden. Gives me hope. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Judy. There are just too many H. cultivars to remember and tags don’t last all that long in the garden. With Nature’s beauty, labels don’t matter anyway. 🙂

  21. Love the cone flower background and those poppies are amazing. Beautiful post.

  22. Heather says:

    I love your gardening posts! I’m scheming mentally about my space, and your images keep my thoughts moving 🙂

  23. Such rich variety of simply exquisite flowers ! Congratulations on your garden this summer 😊

  24. Maria F. says:

    Exquisite flowers Eliza!

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