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Published Friday, April 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snake’s head flower

I’ve always called these checkered tulips, which they are not; they are fritillaria. A very cute early spring bulb flower, just showing in my garden now. I was charmed to hear them called snake’s head flower, something new to me. The buds DO look like that, don’t they?

Almost looking fake, these fritillaria are also called snake’s heads.

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Published Friday, April 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Muscari buds

Sometimes the bud stage is as nice as the fully flowering one. The sense of promise! This patch of grape hyacinths or muscari is getting ready to bloom very soon.

Blue grape hyacinth buds get ready to bloom

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Published Sunday, March 28, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Germinating peas

We’ve been having a cold and wet Spring in Seattle. Even though I soaked them for a few hours before planting, my SugarSnap peas took almost three weeks to germinate! But finally, they are showing (this photo taken a couple of days ago in a sunbreak). Above and to the right of the teensy shoots just breaking through the ground are some SugarSnap starts I happened to find for sale, so that’s going to make harvest longer. Spinach seeds just showing their true leaves to the left.

Peas begin to show above the surface of the soil. Can you see them?

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Published Friday, March 26, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Chionodoxa

Chionodoxa, little bulbs commonly known as glory-of-the-snow, bloom in very early spring. So welcome on a recent sunny day.

Starry little flowers in my garden in early spring

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Published Friday, March 19, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Crocus flowers

Don’t you just love the cheery crocus, blooming so early?

White and purple crocus flowers with their darling orange centers

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Published Tuesday, March 16, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Almost Spring

Almost but not quite Spring; just a few more days until the calendar tells us it’s official. My forsythia is getting ready.

Old-fashioned yellow forsythia blooms in earliest Spring in my garden

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Published Friday, March 12, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow bouquet at NWFGS

We are certainly missing the annual huge Seattle Northwest Flower & Garden Show/Festival, held every year in early spring but sadly cancelled this year due to COVID-19. I am very excited about things getting back to normal and gatherings opening up, not yet, but soon. Wear your mask and get vaccinated!

Stunning rainbow bouquet of colorful flowers from 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

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Published Wednesday, March 3, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Soaking pea seeds

We’ve had three days of really nice weather—dry and not too cold. Time to start peas outside! I like to soak them for a few hours before they go in the ground. So exciting to be planting something for spring.

Three kinds of peas soak for a few hours before going in the ground

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Published Friday, February 12, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple hellebore

Hellebore flowers bloom wonderfully early. They usually have very nodding flowers, but this one is face-up!

Purple Lenten Rose, or helleborus, blooming in February

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Published Wednesday, February 10, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring flowers

The little mini-daffodils are up! Spring will definitely get here, but first Seattle is due for some cold and snow this week. I’ll keep you posted.

Mini daffodils and some primroses blooming in February

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Published Thursday, January 21, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Free calendar

In honor of Inauguration Day yesterday and the big change it represents for the USA, I created a 2021 photo calendar of beautiful bouquets, all taken over the last few years at Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden Festival (formerly the NW Flower & Garden Show). #NWFGS #NWFGF You are welcome to download and share this Bouquets 2021 Calendar.

If you print it out, I suggest at perhaps at 80% size (for even borders), centered on the page, printing on only ONE side of the page—a little craft project for you. Enjoy!

In the comments, I’d love to know your favorite photo page.

Cover art of the free letter-size calendar download below.

Download here: 2021Bouquets

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Published Friday, January 15, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring flowers in containers

These lovely spring flowers were in a display at Wave Hill NY one March day a few years ago. Wouldn’t you love these on your front step?

Pansies, daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinths blooming in containers

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