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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 Friday, June 17, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shiny cherries

We have a small cherry tree that has not had cherries for awhile, for different reasons. Hubby put a big piece of mosquito netting around one branch clipped close with clothespins, and we actually have some ripe red ones. So very shiny and sweet.

Fresh red cherries, so very shiny

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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 Tuesday, May 17, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow happy grilled cheese sandwich

A friend send this from Melbourne, Australia, used with permission. This is something you just don’t see every day, a rainbow grilled cheese sammie, with a happy face.

Australian grilled cheese sandwich. You are welcome.

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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 Monday, March 28, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grape hyacinth buds

These blue-purple flowers grow so well in my Seattle garden, gently spreading every year. This stage is just the buds, getting started.

Grape hyacinth (muscari) in the early spring garden

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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 Thursday, December 23, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower balls at Longwood

A trip down memory lane, to the other side of the year, the other side of the country…these huge flower balls are marvels of fantasy as well as engineering and horticulture.

Magical flower balls at Longwood Gardens, outside Philadelphia PA

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

Tillandsia caerulea flower

NOTE: Just updated this post, the tag had said it was tillandsia paleacea but an expert said no, it’s a caerulea. I checked on google images and they are correct! I’ve had this air plant for several years on this north window sill in Seattle. Sometimes some other tillandsia plant stems just seem to appear in the bowl, but I never see them attached. I basically ignore it, soak when I can remember. Over two months ago (!!) a long flower stem emerged. This week a tiny, delicate flower finally showed, and it’s very fragrant! Wow and wow.

Fragrant purple flower about half an inch wide of tillandsia paleacea, with one or two more blooms to come

 

Bowl of tillandsias, one tall spike finally flowering

 

Pretty gray-green color of tillandsia air plants

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