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Published Monday, September 21, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cactus at the Conservatory

Just a year ago, took a quick tour of the Cactus House at Volunteer Park Conservatory, in Seattle. I hope they can open again soon. We all miss it so much. Bonus image below!

Pretty little hen-and-chick succulents (not cactus!)

Bonus image:

Stunning accordian-pleated cactus (also a succulent!). When they have more water, they expand.

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Published Thursday, September 3, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow roses

My ‘Julia Child’ rose is still blooming its heart out.

Late afternoon sunshine, truly the golden hour for roses

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Published Tuesday, July 28, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden stringbeans

Stringbeans were my mom’s favorite vegetable. Ever grow something because it reminds you of someone?

Blue Lake stringbeans from my garden

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Published Thursday, July 23, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backyard flowers

I know this is similar to a recent post, but I love this photo, too! We had a few days of sun in Seattle, and with a lot of cloudy and cool weather this year, the sunshine is so glorious. My flowers think so, too.

Various day lilies and sweet peas bloom in Seattle in July

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Published Wednesday, July 15, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange daylilies

The good rain we’ve had this spring has been great for the garden. The back flowerbed hasn’t had much attention from me but the daylilies and rose campion are doing so well. Enjoy the glorious summer sunshine!

Perennial border in July

and a bonus image!

Close up of orange and red daylily

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Published Saturday, June 20, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Jupiter’s beard in the garden

Jupiter’s beard (Centranthus ruber or red valerian), is very tough. I first saw this tall red flower growing out of a sheer rock face in N. California at the Waldo Grade. I figured, that’s one tough plant, so it’s either easy or invasive to grow. So far, nicely well behaved in my Seattle garden.

Jupiter’s beard blooming with purple canterbury bells in my backyard this week

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Published Friday, April 17, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia springtime

I love this time of year. Seattle does Spring so very well. My magnolia tree is loving this week of sunshine.

Japanese magnolia, also known as tulip tree, gracefully basks in the sunshine

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Published Sunday, April 12, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Plum blossoms

Happy Easter! Here are some plum blossoms buds just starting to open.

White plum blossoms against a clear blue springtime sky

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Published Thursday, April 9, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fritillaria or checkered tulips

These are not really tulips but bulbs in the lily family, and first appeared in the 1500s. I remember seeing them in old Dutch still lifes. They come back every year in my garden in Seattle.

Adorable bell-shaped flowers with a checkerboard pattern

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Published Monday, April 6, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grape hyacinths

Also called muscari, these darling little bell-shaped flowers are a favorite early spring flower, even though they have no fragrance. See my pink magnolia in the background, almost blooming? Spring is truly here.

Pretty blue-purple bulbs of grape hyacinth come up every spring

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Published Friday, March 20, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forsythia blooming

Happy Spring Equinox! We are blessed with sunny weather in Seattle this whole week. Don’t know why we don’t see more of these forsythias around Seattle but I love them.

Brilliant yellow and old-fashioned forsythia is the glory of springtime

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Published Wednesday, January 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kitty in grass shadows

Oh, photo archives are a treasure. So many photos, and after a few years, some are completely new to me. I took that? Apparently I did, on a garden tour ten years ago. Here’s to July, and kitties, and sunshine!

A very relaxed orange kitty named Tully, basking in sun and summertime shadows

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