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Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bird of Paradise bud

OK, now I know why these plants are called Bird of Paradise. Doesn’t this flower bud look just like a bird’s head?

Bud of Bird of Paradise flower in Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White daffodil

Don’t you love the translucence of the petals?

Delicate and tender bloom of a white daffodil at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Monday, March 18, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Amaryllis with seeds

My windowsill Minerva amaryllis bloomed earlier. Now a second bloom is happening, and the first bloom actually set seed! Below is a view of the dark brown seed and a second, unripe pod behind it.

Minerva amaryllis second bloom this season

 

Two seed pods, one ripe, of Minerva amaryllis bulb plant

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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 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 Saturday, September 29, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Venus fly trap light art

The Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle has been having some illumination art fundraisers. This is a lit-up carnivorous plant sculpture from last night’s Lusio Lights art event. You just don’t see something like this every day.

Large light art sculpture of a Venus fly trap. The light colors kept shifting.

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Published Sunday, September 23, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Perennial sunflower

A friend gave me a start of this perennial sunflower plant last spring. It flowers in September: YAY!

Brilliant yellow perennial sunflower blooms on a windy, sunny day

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Published Saturday, August 11, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peruvian lily macro

Someone gave me a truly marvelous bouquet of alstroemeria, or Peruvian lily. I have no idea where she got such magnificent ones. This image is a real fave of mine, straight out of the camera…See above for a photo of the whole bouquet.

Translucent petals and a rainbow of colors in this alstroemeria bouquet

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Published Saturday, July 7, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple lacecap hydrangea

Saw this pretty lacecap hydrangea while out and about. What should I call this color? Red violet?

Reddish purple lacecap hydrangea

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Published Monday, June 25, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backlit yellow rose

This yellow beauty is my new favorite rose, my David Austin rose Julia Child. Butter yellow, for sure!

Sunshine glows through the petals of this Julia Child rose, seen from the back. Even the sepals are graceful.

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Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace rose after rain

A soft rain on the roses is a marvelous thing, when the sun reappears.

Water droplets adorn a peace rose after a rain

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Published Friday, May 11, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pansies in the lawn

Pansies like to go everywhere. These purple ones have escaped into my lawn.

Purple pansies dot the lawn in front of a flowerbed with irises and forget-me-nots

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