Silent Sunday – Feeling the Love

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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88 Responses to Silent Sunday – Feeling the Love

  1. John says:

    Lovely! ❤️

  2. When I see these I think of how garden writer Henry Mitchell described them in his book The Essential Earthman: “… little rosy hearts, like valentines hung up to dry.”

  3. Anne says:

    Love so beautifully presented!

  4. Karen Lang says:

    Heart petals 💕💕💕💕

  5. Prior... says:

    Perfect title

  6. maryjane678 says:

    Hi Eliza. Good photo. In my days as a garden designer long ago this was one of my favourites. Also I have just been watching the jubilee celebrations back in the UK, specifically a clip of the concert last night, and what comes over is so much love and happiness. Quite intoxicating even from a distance in a different country – I’m not particularly a royalist but I have great admiration for the queen – and after the last two difficult years it is truly wonderful to see such a gathering. So, feeling the love – how very apt. MJ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, MJ. It is an exciting time even over here. She is highly respected for her poise and having weathered many a crisis with aplomb. 70 years is remarkable!

  7. I sometimes wish these lovely little flowers had a better name. I love Audrey’s description…

  8. gaiainaction says:

    Very beautiful Eliza, enjoy a lovely day.

  9. Maria says:

    Beautiful! I bet your garden is starting to be amazing now.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Maria. June is a riot of blooms with many plants and shrubs in bloom. Peonies, spirea, mountain laurel, rhododendrons and viburnum are all putting on a great show. And the meadow is full of bees and butterflies. 🙂

  10. Beautiful, Eliza. One of my favorites from long ago.

  11. So pretty! I never had luck growing these, although I badly wanted to. 💕

    • Eliza Waters says:

      That is surprising… mine self-sow all over. Perhaps your soil is too acidic? (a bit of lime fixes that) They also prefer moist shade, but will tolerant full sun if they have enough moisture. Maybe try again? 🙂

      • I was trying to grow them in pots on my balcony. (Morning sun.) Perhaps they just don’t do well in pots but they were being sold in lovely hanging baskets in the nurseries. I watered every day.

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  13. One of my very favorite plants in my garden. Mine are starting to fad, but I know they will be back next year to visit just like a good friend.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I have white and pink, and there is a new coral one called ‘Cupid’ that my sister has… we’re hoping it comes true from seed. Time will tell!

  14. derrycats says:

    I love Bleeding Hearts flowers….so pretty.

  15. Sweet picture! Would make a lovely card for someone special.

  16. neihtn2012 says:

    Perfect shot of Bleeding Hearts!

  17. Treah Pichette says:

    I was introduced to these as a very little child by Grandma P. I think it started my long life of watching the garden miracles. I thought fairies must live there!

  18. ❤️❤️ beautiful string of hearts! ❤️❤️

  19. Alice says:

    Pretty in pink. Nice capture of a perfectly unique flower.

  20. Jet Eliot says:

    I loved the zen of these words and this photo, Eliza…truly a blessing for me.

  21. LightWriters says:

    💕perfect beauties 💖

  22. sandyjwhite says:

    Bleeding heart is so delicate and pretty!

  23. Dale says:

    Who can resist bleeding hearts? None, I say 🙂

  24. Debbie says:

    So beautiful, Eliza — thanks for sharing!

  25. Kris P says:

    Beautiful companions!

  26. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful flowers Eliza! 💗xxx

  27. dianaed14 says:

    Lovely. I have the white flowers

  28. Lovely and another favorite flower!🙂

  29. They look great with those hosta leaves, Eliza.

  30. Pepper says:

    Ah, a garden filled with love and beauty. 😊

  31. naturebackin says:

    They have a lovely old-fashioned charm. They would not look out of place on a Victorian greeting card.

  32. So pretty, nice composition too!

  33. The elongated segment at the bottom of each flower looks white or white with pink. I take it the pink is the “bleeding.”

  34. Beautiful Image Eliza! Enjoyed seeing it!

  35. These flowers are so pretty. Not sure why, but besides hearts, they also remind me of upside down Dutch girls’ hats.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, I can see that, too. For children: When you take a single flower, turn it upside down and pull down the ‘wings,’ it looks like a lady in a bathtub. Kids love that. Thanks, Tanja. 🙂

  36. A fitting title for these Bleeding Hearts!

  37. Dalo 2013 says:

    Beautiful ~ and you are taking me back down memory lane again Eliza 🙂 First time I ran into these flowers (or at least first time I heard their names), was at the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in HK and was mesmerized by this flower… Great shot and memories to have on this Saturday morning.

  38. Jane Lurie says:

    So sweet. Love the simplicity and message, Eliza. 💕

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