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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, February 5, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Succulents at Longwood

A few years ago I was lucky enough to tour the incredible Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia. My goodness, just stellar. Here is a shot of some succulent plants.

Succulents and cactus at Longwood

Succulents indoors at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Aren’t those blue ones wild?

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Published Wednesday, January 27, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Houseplants in afternoon sunshine

Winter’s big plus up in Seattle is that the sun, when it’s shining, comes way deep into the room if you have a southern exposure. The plants are a bit confused as they get no direct sun in the summer but of course then there are much longer days.

Dried blue hydrangeas and a Thanksgiving cactus on mom’s glass-topped table, I think from the 30s.

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

Pink anthurium

My anthurium plant has given me a lot of pleasure with its long bloom time and pretty shadows. Since I am in Seattle it seems to be thriving in a south window. Its heart-shaped “flower” is actually a bract, or a modified leaf, flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow.

Pink anthurium, or sweetheart flower, blooms in winter sunshine

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Published Saturday, January 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The light is growing

I can feel the light growing! The earth has tipped its axis and the daylight begins to return. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Red amaryllis and paperwhites, blooming even in dark times

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Published Tuesday, November 24, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Reaching for the sun

In Seattle, houseplants at a south-facing window get actual sunshine in the winter months.

Asparagus fern’s new frond reaches to the sun

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Published Saturday, November 21, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall color at the peak

Autumn leaves have their own timetable. This from a couple of weeks ago, now all gone. The peak!

Red, orange and yellow, with blue skies and evergreens: the autumn rainbow

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