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Published Sunday, November 15, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Thanksgiving cactus flower

I know that usually these are all called Christmas cactus, but the points on the leaves mean it’s Schlumbergera truncata, or Thanksgiving cactus, and not Schlumbergera bridgesii. I am happy to report it is blooming the proper time, not that I do anything special to it. I have several different colors and they all seem to be liking the indoor weather this year.

Close up of a white Thanksgiving cactus flower with magenta edges

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Thanksgiving cactus with red flowers, with its planty friends

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Published Tuesday, October 27, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sundew bud

I adore my little carnivorous plant, a Cape sundew. It eats fruit flies and soil gnats! A few short months ago I transplanted the three little plants that were in a 2″ pot into a 4″ pot, filled with sphagnum moss. They are so happy—I need a bigger pot already! One just bloomed and now the second one is getting a flower.

Care tips: 1) Must sit in an outer pot kept filled with water about halfway up. 2) NEVER give it fertilizer. The bugs feed it. Learned this the hard way.

Tiny droplets attract fruit flies and soil gnats on the Drosera capensis, commonly known as the Cape sundew

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Published Friday, October 23, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

I brought the plants inside

I live in the Pacific Northwest so it gets kind of cold, with some frost, at least, most years. So that means moving the houseplants inside (ideally on an overcast day) and then finding room for them, which is the hard part. I’m still rearranging. South windows are so great in the winter, especially in Seattle. That low-angled sunshine (when it appears) will come all the way into the room in a few weeks. Outside the window is a peach tree on the right and on the left in back, a huge, ancient cedar tree.

Houseplants and shadows in a quick Seattle sunbreak

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Published Tuesday, October 20, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow brugmansia

Like my last post, this photo was taken exactly ten years ago at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory. I hear the fragrance in the evenings was incredible.

These flowers are so elegant and graceful, but I found it surprisingly difficult to get a photo that showed it. I hope this one succeeded.

Golden yellow brugmansia or Angels Trumpet inside the Volunteer Park Conservatory in 2010

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Published Sunday, October 18, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brugmansia at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

I took this photo exactly ten years ago, when the Ecuador Pink brugmansia, or Angels Trumpet, was in unbelievable bloom. Seattle’s beloved Volunteer Park Conservatory is still closed due to covid, but let’s hope for a reopening soon.

Long tubular brugmansia flowers, with some crotons and red pigtail anthuriums

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Published Thursday, October 1, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Three succulents

The only name I know for sure is string of pearls for the middle one. Some kind of rosette with pink-gray leaves on the left, and the weirdest one, a cactus with long papery spines that are kind of like fingernails, but very pointy indeed, on the right. We’ll be getting sun in this window all winter.

Some succulents in the afternoon sun

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Published Monday, September 21, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cactus at the Conservatory

Just a year ago, took a quick tour of the Cactus House at Volunteer Park Conservatory, in Seattle. I hope they can open again soon. We all miss it so much. Bonus image below!

Pretty little hen-and-chick succulents (not cactus!)

Bonus image:

Stunning accordian-pleated cactus (also a succulent!). When they have more water, they expand.

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Published Friday, September 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Afternoon light

Just a few days ago, sweet sunshine in the afternoon on my patio.

Bamboo and Japanese anemones beckon along the path to the back yard

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Published Sunday, September 6, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hardy fuchsias, just watered

Trying to get my garden well watered ahead of a big heat wave coming up. These small flowered hardy fuchsias bloom so well in the late summer garden.

Hardy fuchsias actually like quite a bit of sun, unlike the other, tender kinds

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Published Thursday, September 3, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow roses

My ‘Julia Child’ rose is still blooming its heart out.

Late afternoon sunshine, truly the golden hour for roses

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Published Sunday, August 23, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Why I fertilize

I’ve been gardening for a long time, now in the Seattle area. I add compost every year or so, and I water regularly. But I also want good vegetable production from two pretty small beds. Here’s the results of adding about a cup of Dr. Earth Rose & Flower food per plant (!) when I planted this Sungold cherry 10″ tomato start in the late spring. It’s been cool this year, so they’re just starting to really get ripe. It’s been worth the wait.

Sungold cherry tomatoes on the vine

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Published Sunday, August 2, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Box of peaches

Our local Trader Joe’s has had magnificent peaches this year. I noticed that they are even MORE beautiful than the illustration on the packaging, which is saying something! Hope you are enjoying your summer fruit in this unusual, to say the least, year.

Heavenly yellow peaches, the best part of summer

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