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 fewย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, I’m determined to harvest some pods earlier this year. If I wait, they get moldy and ugly. Too soon and they wither. Timing is everything! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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). ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Bun. When you upload a photo, you are given the option to add a caption. When you ’tile’ shots together, the captions stay hidden until the viewer ‘selects’ or hovers over the photo.

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Such rich variety of simply exquisite flowers ! Congratulations on your garden this summer ๐Ÿ˜Š

  24. Maria F. says:

    Exquisite flowers Eliza!

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