Silent Sunday

Papaver somniferum

Papaver somniferum w/honeybee

About Eliza Waters

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


    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, I know what you mean. Sometimes I wish they could mandate a ‘Quiet Day’ at least once a week, like in the old days of observing the Sabbath. Today’s world takes no time to rest properly.

  2. Karen Lang says:

    Beautiful 🌸🌸🌸

  3. Lauren Mackay says:

    Much excitement in my world today due to this poppy. Pleased to see a picture here, too!

  4. rabirius says:

    Beautiful flower.

  5. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Lovely. I have a similar one which is also popular with the bees. There are only just beginning to come out.

  6. Alice says:

    πŸ’œ Purple-Poppy-Pollen-Party-time. Beautiful photo, Eliza, you totally caught the delicateness of the Poppy.

  7. A beautiful flower and a pollinator = a gardener’s dream. πŸ™‚

  8. Beautiful Image Eliza!

  9. Robert says:

    Amazing capture!

  10. sandyjwhite says:

    Perfect with the bee!

  11. Kris P says:

    Happy bee. I hope you’re having a good weekend too!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, she did seem quite frenzied harvesting that pollen! It is high summer here, hot and a tad humid, but wonderful for sitting in the shade. We haven’t had rain for a while, so I had to water this morning. Probably sounds familiar, eh?

  12. Robin says:

    I need a Love button for this one. Beautiful, Eliza. ❀

  13. The poppies have been great this year and where there is a poppy there is a bee (and usually some hoverflies). Lovely shot!

  14. SOOOOO happy to see that honey bee, Eliza!!

  15. Jewels says:

    Lovely Eliza ❀

  16. Widdershins says:

    Happy honeybee … gorgeous flower. πŸ™‚

  17. jillslawit says:

    Lovely. Hundreds of these near me this year, self seeded in hedgerows and the outsides of gardens.

  18. Jen says:

    Awesome photo!!

  19. I do love poppies and have tried to grow them a few times … Oriental and California. The ones that seem to do well here though are the big orange/red ones. I’ll have to try those next. When is the best time to plant them?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Since they require a cold period before germinating, fall is best. The seedlings are very tiny and must be thinned to about a foot apart once they are a few inches tall. Mark where you sow them so you won’t forget them in spring, thinking they are weeds!

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