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Published Saturday, June 20, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Jupiter’s beard in the garden

Jupiter’s beard (Centranthus ruber or red valerian), is very tough. I first saw this tall red flower growing out of a sheer rock face in N. California at the Waldo Grade. I figured, that’s one tough plant, so it’s either easy or invasive to grow. So far, nicely well behaved in my Seattle garden.

Jupiter’s beard blooming with purple canterbury bells in my backyard this week

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Published Sunday, June 14, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Julia Child rose macro

This David Austin rose, named after the queen of butter, is worthy of her namesake. Blooming so bountifully!

David Austin rose ‘Julia Child’

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Published Tuesday, June 9, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sundew, drosera capensis

I love my little sundew plant. It’s a carnivorous plant that eats fruit flies and soil gnats. A bog plant, so likes to sit in water in the outer pot, and you must never fertilize as the little bugs is all the food it wants. Can you see a speck or two of bugs it’s feasting on right now? When it gets warmer there will be more fruit flies for it.

Sundew drosera capensis very happy after being repotted.

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Published Sunday, June 7, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden

The front roses getting ready for their first bloom. This year the little bed with the foxgloves, hardy fuchsia, and armeria looks good, too.

Seattle area rose garden just starting its bloom in early June

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Published Friday, April 17, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia springtime

I love this time of year. Seattle does Spring so very well. My magnolia tree is loving this week of sunshine.

Japanese magnolia, also known as tulip tree, gracefully basks in the sunshine

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Published Sunday, April 12, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Plum blossoms

Happy Easter! Here are some plum blossoms buds just starting to open.

White plum blossoms against a clear blue springtime sky

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Published Thursday, April 9, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fritillaria or checkered tulips

These are not really tulips but bulbs in the lily family, and first appeared in the 1500s. I remember seeing them in old Dutch still lifes. They come back every year in my garden in Seattle.

Adorable bell-shaped flowers with a checkerboard pattern

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Published Monday, April 6, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grape hyacinths

Also called muscari, these darling little bell-shaped flowers are a favorite early spring flower, even though they have no fragrance. See my pink magnolia in the background, almost blooming? Spring is truly here.

Pretty blue-purple bulbs of grape hyacinth come up every spring

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Published Friday, March 20, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forsythia blooming

Happy Spring Equinox! We are blessed with sunny weather in Seattle this whole week. Don’t know why we don’t see more of these forsythias around Seattle but I love them.

Brilliant yellow and old-fashioned forsythia is the glory of springtime

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Published Sunday, March 8, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring crocus

It’s a special bonus when the time change day is sunny, especially in Seattle. This little crocus and its friend greeted me, all wet from the rain just earlier.

Purple and white crocus blooming in early March in Seattle

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Published Wednesday, January 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kitty in grass shadows

Oh, photo archives are a treasure. So many photos, and after a few years, some are completely new to me. I took that? Apparently I did, on a garden tour ten years ago. Here’s to July, and kitties, and sunshine!

A very relaxed orange kitty named Tully, basking in sun and summertime shadows

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Published Saturday, November 16, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink peony macro

Let’s peek back into the bright part of the year, shall we?

Frilly pink petals of fragrant peony bouquet, with bud

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