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Published Tuesday, July 12, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender blooming

The lavender is in full swing in my Seattle lavender garden.

Different shades of lavender, all with a sharp and heavenly aroma

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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 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 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 Saturday, May 28, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Leaf shadow

Irises’ leaves are swords in the garden, and in the right light are a canvas.

Late afternoon sun paints shadows on iris leaves

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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 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 Tuesday, February 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cindy’s deck garden

From a few years ago, my friend Cindy’s deck garden.

Cindy’s deck in August

Brugmansia

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