Silent Sunday

Mauve Poppy

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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73 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Oh how I love poppies! Gorgeous, Eliza!!! 🙂 ❤

  2. Laurie Graves says:

    So very, very lovely.

  3. Ali says:

    I find it so difficult to photograph poppies and catch their real-life beauty. You have done this. Lovely. x

  4. Pretty in Pink 💕💕💕

  5. jenanita01 says:

    That poppy is such a gorgeous colour!

  6. derrycats says:


  7. Treah says:

    A bunch of mine just opened this morning, & here you are with one of yours! So delicate & beautiful….hope the coming rain doesn’t destroy them!

  8. neihtn2012 says:

    Absolutely beautiful, and my favorite flower too, although I have not had much success with it.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Hien. I think fresh seed is key, I sow them as soon as the pods ripen where I want them to grow next year. Once they sprout, I thin them to about 12″ apart. Though they grow in any soil, my biggest ones are in medium-average soil.

  9. Beautifully photographed Eliza!

  10. I love how you capture the glorious beauty of nature. Thank you for sharing.☺☺

  11. Val Boyko says:

    A wonderful capture Eliza 💛

  12. Joanna says:

    Beautiful! I love poppies. 🙂

  13. Alice Pratt says:

    Daintiness…Interesting how the seed pod changes.

  14. Vicki says:

    What a lovely shade of pink (for a poppy?).

  15. Angela says:

    Poppies!!!!! So pretty Eliza. It’s so nice to see your pictures on Sunday. So refreshing to start a new week😊

  16. tippysmom2 says:

    Very pretty!!! Love the details in the center of the flower.

  17. Kris P says:

    *SIGH* Poppies! Another genus that dislikes my garden for some reason.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Perhaps they need cold stratification? Their place of origin is certainly hot and dry, but they tend to have colder/wet winters. Maybe try putting some seed in a baggie of damp sand in the fridge for a few months and sowing them in the fall? Might work!

  18. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love the papery petals

  19. Pete Hillman says:

    Stunning, Eliza! Mine have gone to seed and flown to the winds.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Pete. I have them scattered around the yard so I get a longer bloom time. My reds are pretty much done. Just waiting for the seed to ripen to sow for next year.

  20. NorCal Zen says:

    What a lovely color! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Kathy Sturr says:

    One of my favorite poppies! Lauren’s Grape?

  22. Robin says:

    I love this. ❤

  23. Maria says:

    This is a gorgeous flower. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Love the colour and the texture.

  25. Nice Eliza! .love the color and detail!

  26. bittster says:

    I saw you mention you sow the seed as soon as it’s ripe. Do they sprout in the fall or spring? Mine should make some seed this summer so I’ll be spreading them around!

  27. ladyfi says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  28. Peter Herpst says:


  29. This took my breath away, Eliza. Gorgeous!!!

  30. Ms. Ena says:

    Simply beautiful!

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