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Published Tuesday, February 5, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spiky cactus

Went to Arizona and the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Sharp stuff!

Sharp spines on this desert plant in Phoenix Botanical Garden

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Published Sunday, January 20, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Haemanthus albiflos

I call this the Dr. Seuss plant because it looks so wacky. Checking google images, I see it is sometimes called paintbrush lily. The flower is about 1.5 or 2 inches. It is a bulb related to amaryllis. Notice the tiny leaves in the dirt. Last year it set a few seeds, and I got one to grow!

Adorable houseplant haemanthus-albiflos blooms early in the year

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Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orchid bouquet at the Flower Show

I’ve been thumbing through last year’s photos from Seattle’s big Flower Show, always early February. Soon! #NWFGS

Orchids, protea blossoms and graceful greenery in a tall glass vase with hanging globes

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Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A year of memories

I have posted about this Memory Jar before, but here it is again. A wonderful idea for your 2019 New Year!

Starting January 1, write good things that happen to you on little pieces of paper.

• Surprise gifts
• Accomplished goals
• The beauty of nature
• “LOL” moments
• Memories worth saving
• Daily blessings

Then on Dec. 31, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you this year.

Create a memory jar for the year. So fun to read at the end of the year!

Create a memory jar for the year. So fun to read at the end of the year!

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Published Tuesday, January 1, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all, a holiday shared round the world. Wishing you health, inner growth and contentment in 2019.

Buds are the optimism of the plant world. Paperwhites bloom on New Year’s Day, 2019

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Published Thursday, December 13, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red hibiscus

Poinsettias aren’t the only kind of Christmas flower. Behold the red hibiscus, as big as your hand.

Orange-red hibiscus blossom with swirly ruffled petals, in Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Thursday, December 6, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peony bouquet

From the other side of the year, some peonies on a black glass table, from my garden.

Pink and white peonies and a round bud in a bouquet.

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Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bougainvillea indoors

I have a standard bougainvillea plant (a little tree) that lives on my patio in the summer and indoors with the houseplants when it gets cold. It loves the warm indoors temps, the big sunny south-facing window, and the extra plant food. Flowers!

Magenta bougainvillea flowers blooming indoors

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Published Thursday, October 25, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Teensy orchids

I know I’ve been using such technical plant names, but I can never remember the real names. Anyway, this stalk that looks like fountain grass is really little bitty orchids! So saith the Volunteer Park Conservatory, and they should know.

Very tiny orchids, in front of frilly white cymbidium orchids, commonly used for corsages

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Published Monday, October 15, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fancy mum leaves

“Fancy” is not a very technical description, but I’ve never seen chrysanthemum leaves with a white border like this. Pretty showy!

Colorful mums with some fancy foliage, at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Sunday, October 14, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fancy chrysanthemum

I’ve never seen one like this! Just in time to pique interest for the fabulous Mum Show coming up at the Conservatory in Volunteer Park, Seattle.

Huge and beautifully formed chrysanthemums in the foyer of the Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Monday, September 24, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Interlaken grapes

Our backyard grape vine is doing pretty well this year. We might get ten bunches! The raccoons decimated the plums but haven’t taken all of these (yet). So sweet and delicious. If you can, plant a grapevine.

Backyard interlaken seedless, red, table grape vine, ripening well in Seattle’s short summer.

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