Silent Sunday

Calendula officinalisCalendula officinalis

About Eliza Waters

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

  1. The end of summer..very beautiful Eliza.

  2. Anne says:

    A beautiful summer eulogy.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Shades of autumn… so lovely…

  4. Meg says:

    Lovely pictures – they really look like autumn!

  5. Steve Tanham says:

    Lovely, Eliza. Almost like shells…

  6. Treah Pichette says:

    What luscious colors! Do they keep them when dried?

  7. Mike Powell says:

    I love the muted colors of autumn, Eliza, full of mostly browns and oranges.

  8. ke01341 says:

    The simplicity of this touches me

  9. Alice says:

    Interesting arrangement. Are you going to dry them or make a flower drawing?

  10. The fact that each “petal” in flowers like these is actually a little flower in its own right comes as a great surprise to most people. When I went through elementary school and then secondary school, no teacher ever taught us that (perhaps because none of our teachers knew it).

  11. francisashis says:

    Love the beautiful flowers .Thanks a lot for Sharing.Take care.🌹👍🙏

  12. So pretty! Love those fall colors.

  13. LightWriters says:

    Artistry & then some! 🥰

  14. Stunning colours Eliza. I love those flowers😊

  15. Irene says:

    Gorgeous, Eliza. 😊❤️

  16. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a variety of calendula. I particularly like the first one.

  17. Cathy says:

    Lovely colours. Autumn is on the way!

  18. Wow so beautiful…….nice click!

  19. More lovely rescues. Will you be drying these?

  20. krispeterson100 says:

    I love Calendulas and you have a wonderful assortment. They’re more common as cool season blooms here so your post is a good reminder to get some sown!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kris. It was one of your hybrids that inspired me to buy ‘Zeolights’ and their resowing themselves has been so interesting with its subsequent crossings.

  21. Cathy says:

    What a wonderful assortment of colours! Are you sowing different seed strains each year or are they self-sown. Genuine interest here – I can never get the less usual colours to persist!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy! Because most zinnias are F1 hybrids, I don’t save seed and they won’t self-sow here as the winter is too cold. So fresh seed every year. I tend to pick the shorter varieties, because staking is a pain. 😉

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy! New reply…
      I had the usual yellow and orange Calendula mix for years, which self-sow easily. Two years ago I sowed ‘Zeolights’ and the subsequent crosses are what you see here. I freshen the gene pool every couple years with new seed.

      • Cathy says:

        I don’t think we have Zeolights here. Looks a bit like one I’ve grown as ‘A touch of pink’ … (I think … terrible memory). I’m sorry for the delay in replying. Had a huge computer melt-down on the day of my post.

  22. Joanne says:

    Lovely autumn tones, Eliza. 🙂

  23. Robin says:

    Really beautiful, Eliza. ❤

  24. Hello Autumn! Pretty colors and creativity, Eliza!

  25. Maria says:

    The anatomy of flowers is always so geometric.

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