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Published Friday, July 22, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink oxalis

A very nice volunteer plant in my Seattle garden, grows in a clump with those cute clover-type leaves, blooms OK in shade or sun.

Pretty pink oxalis with red centers

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Published Friday, July 15, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange lilies

This is my backyard, with the kale flowering in the background. There are three different kind of orange lilies in this photo. Upper right is an oriental lily, lower left are Peruvian lilies, or alstroemeria, and in the center and lower right are daylilies.

Three kinds of orange lilies

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Published Monday, July 11, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple pansy

The slugs and snails have not given the pansies much peace, but what with the warmer, dryer weather and beer traps, I think there will be more coming in.

Purple pansy with yellow throat

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Published Tuesday, June 28, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower basket display

At the incredible Bayview Nursery in Whidbey Island, WA, the combination of horticultural skill AND beautiful, artful display came together brilliantly in this tall raised basket of starry petunias.

Many colorful petunias displayed in an overhead basket on a standnursery

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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, June 4, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Carding Mill rose

One of the first roses to bloom this year in my garden is a David Austin rose, Carding Mill. The weather is still quite cool and rainy in Seattle, and my fifteen different rosebushes are taking their time to bloom.

Apricot colored, almost orange, Carding Mill rose with soft shadows and a raindrop or two.

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Published Tuesday, May 24, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Campanula ground cover

I love this plant, Campanula portenschlagiana or Wall Bellflower. It grows very well in my north facing entryway, under an overhang, so does fine in dry shade. The starry flowers and leaves are less than in inch across.

Blooming now in Seattle, purple campanula groundcover

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Published Sunday, May 15, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lilac bouquet

Cut lilacs from the garden don’t last long in bouquets, but that fragrance! Intense and gorgeous.

Garden lilacs in a bouquet

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Published Thursday, March 31, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Plum blossoms, with a little help

I have a plum tree with several grafted branches of different plums. I think this branch has golden shiro plums, and it blooms the earliest. Not too many pollinators are outside yet, and in previous years I haven’t gotten much fruit set. Today I went out there and used a soft art brush, maybe 4″ wide, to help out and make like a bee. I’ve done this before and it seems to make a difference.

White plum blossoms in early spring

 

The soft, wide brush I used to help with pollination

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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 Sunday, March 20, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Spring forsythia

Today is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere. Seattle’s weather still has lots of clouds and wet but my forsythia is in full bloom.

Old fashioned forsythia gives a burst of golden floral sunshine

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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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