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Published Monday, June 6, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink peony

The peonies are beginning to bloom! I am so excited. Even only halfway open the perfume is astonishing.

Almost open pink peony

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Published Saturday, April 9, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia tree in bloom

A quick flash of sun against a dark rainy sky, that’s what I love about spring garden photos. The pink dogwood to the right is just in bud, but the Japanese magnolia is in full bloom.

Japanese magnolia tree blooms in a Seattle sunbreak

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Published Thursday, March 24, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fish hook cactus

I love this little cutie, and it blooms in the spring for me, even though there’s not a whole lot of sun for it here in Seattle, even in my south window. But be careful! Each flower is about a centimeter across, less than half an inch. The hairy stuff helps protect it from sun and water evaporation.

Fish hook cactus (ferocactus latispinus) blooming, with more buds

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Published Thursday, March 17, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses and orchids

Someone sent me the most wonderful flowers as a get-well bouquet. I am beyond thrilled. It will help speed recovery for sure!

Orchids and roses in a charming bouquet, for me!

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Published Tuesday, February 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cindy’s deck garden

From a few years ago, my friend Cindy’s deck garden.

Cindy’s deck in August

Brugmansia

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Published Sunday, January 9, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Frilly peony

From the other side of the year, a very frilly peony flower in my garden.

Pink and white peony blossom in the June garden

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Published Monday, October 25, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Thanksgiving cactus, magenta and white

I used to call this a Christmas cactus but I learned that the leaves with the points are Thanksgiving cactuses (or cacti), and there are also Easter cactuses. But it’s not even Halloween yet!

My Thanksgiving cactus is blooming happily in October

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Published Wednesday, October 20, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn roses

Not this year’s roses, but picked exactly at this time of year. Every year I reward myself with an autumn bouquet.

Mixed roses in a glass vase, an October symphony

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Published Monday, September 27, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Late hydrangeas

When the petals of your hydrangea flowers get a little like crepe paper, they dry very well. Put in a vase with a half inch of water. By the time the water evaporates, the flowers will be dried enough to last and last.

Colors of mauve, purple and soft blue appear as the blue flowers mature and get ready to dry.

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Published Saturday, September 18, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose harvest

I hate cutting my roses since I can see the rose bed from the house and they look so lovely out there, blooming for me and any passers-by. But I had to pick them ahead of the big rain.

Garden roses in bouquets, with late lavender and smoke bush leaves

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Published Friday, September 17, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses in a bucket

Yesterday I picked all the open roses ahead of the big rain expected tonight. When I cut roses I always bring a clean bucket with a couple of inches of water into the rosebed. As soon as I cut a stem I put it in the water so it doesn’t dry and seal up. Then right before arranging I cut the stems again while each stem is in a bowl of water in the sink, at a deep slant. It really helps them last longer in the bouquet. I love my roses.

Full blown garden roses, ready for a bouquet

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Published Wednesday, September 15, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Raindrops on roses

We got maybe a tenth of an inch of rain, more than the entire summer here in Seattle! But a big rain is coming in a couple of days, thank goodness, maybe two inches over a few days. The garden is so thirsty. If you grow roses, pick them and enjoy a bouquet if a big rain is coming. No sense in letting them get ruined and go to waste.

Water droplets on the petals of a half-open Peace rose in my garden

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