I know there’s no point in mentioning fragrance in a photo, but how can you show a gardenia flower without doing that? They were my mother’s favorite flower, and I love how simple and unassuming they are, but so powerful in their effect. Sort of like her. In any case, I wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day and hope you have fragrance in your life today.

I took this at Swanson’s Nursery which is now carrying my Flowers book in their Urban Living gift shop. One of my favorite nurseries in the Seattle area.

Lots of lovely photos in these sites: Today’s Flowers, Macro Monday, Macro Flowers Saturday, Weekend Flowers, Floral Friday and Mellow Yellow Monday. Don’t forget to follow this blog with the new widget at right, now that they’ve discontinued Google Friend Connect for non-Blogger sites like this one. Much appreciated!

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