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Published Thursday, August 3, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory outside

Before the fires in British Columbia, Canada started making Seattle air so smoky (see post below), last week saw sunny skies in Seattle. Here is a photo of one of my favorite places in the world, Volunteer Park Conservatory, at the end of the day. The outside plantings this season are especially gorgeous, and these photos don’t do them justice. Love that purple and chartreuse! Bonus flowerbed close-up image below.

The east wing of the Conservatory, with some HUGE gunnera leaves outside.

Tones of purple and yellow-green adorn flowerbeds at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Sunday, April 30, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia blossom

Magnolias seem to be beautiful in all stages. This one has lost one petal.

Japanese magnolia blooming in Seattle garden in April

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Published Friday, March 31, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coleus macro

Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory has such showy coleus plants, looking so much like flowers.

Frilly purple and chartreuse veined coleus leaves, with cineraria in the background

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Published Saturday, March 4, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fritillaria

These darling checkered tulips (not really, but that’s what they’re sometimes called) were enjoying a beam of sunlight at the recent NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, WA. #NWFGS

Fritillaria, or checkered tulip, can be seen in antique still-life paintings, and is easily grown in Pacific NW

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Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dripping leaves

We’ve had a LOT of rain. Here are some lilac leaves in my front yard.

Colorful leaves dripping in the rain in the Pacific Northwest

Colorful leaves dripping in the rain in the Pacific Northwest

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Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest shadows

Just a few short weeks ago, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

Leaves throw sharp shadows against an old tree trunk

Leaves throw sharp shadows against an old tree trunk

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Published Sunday, September 25, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall begins

In Seattle, it’s remarkable how close to the calendar the turn of the season feels. This week begins Fall, and sure enough, the trees are coloring up quite nicely.

Yellow leaves decorate a puddle showing their former tree mother, against a blue sky

Yellow leaves decorate a puddle showing their former tree-mother, against a blue sky

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Published Sunday, September 18, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

River reflections

We went camping at Staircase campground in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, in the Pacific Northwest. It was beautiful.

Logs and river stones and early fall tree reflections in the north fork of the Skokomish River

Logs, river stones and late summer tree reflections in the north fork of the Skokomish River

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Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Late summer flower border

At a spectacular private garden in Shorewood, south of Seattle. The garden’s owner thought it needed so much work. Gardeners!

Purple sage and tall pink sedums in this brilliant flower border in late August

Purple sage and tall pink sedums in this brilliant flower border in late August

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Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Unripe grapes

Green, unripe grapes on the vine. These will be purple when they are ripe. Perhaps the red stems are a hint of that?

Unripe grapes in the August sunshine

Unripe grapes in the August sunshine

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Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

A place like no other, in the late afternoon light yesterday.

Tall canna lilies in the floral border at Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory

Tall canna lilies in the floral border at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Monday, June 27, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden lettuce

Lettuce doesn’t like too much hot weather, which will make it bolt (center part gets taller pretty quickly to set seed). If it bolts it becomes bitter and not very good to eat. If you harvest it as soon as you see it’s beginning to bolt, it will still be delicious. Try a leaf to see. If you have a lot of lettuce plants and want to extend your harvest time, it will last for weeks in the fridge IF you pull it out roots and all, shake and rinse off the dirt with a hose, shake off extra water, and put it in a plastic bag closed with a twist tie. You can eat fresh salads for weeks.

Different lettuces in the garden almost ready to harvest

Different lettuces in the garden almost ready to harvest

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