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Published Wednesday, August 10, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender Grosso

I am lucky enough to have surprisingly good conditions for growing lavender. Most of it is pretty much spent at this time of year, but the lavender grosso blooms latest and is still nice to pick and dry. Intensely fragrant, it’s good in little organza bags in your closet to repel moths. But maybe I should make a wreath?

Just harvested lavender grosso, ready to dry for sachet or cooking.

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Published Thursday, August 4, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Stargazer lilies

The deeply colored stargazers look good this year, with the red and orange daylilies as a backdrop.

Speckled and glorious stargazer lilies bloom in my garden

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Published Sunday, July 31, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sweetpeas in the garden

This year my sweetpeas have done so well. I’ve learned that they really do need loose, fertile soil and a lot of sun. Even in this heatwave (Seattle is having a record-breaking five days over 90), they are blooming so beautifully. They seem to be most fragrant in the late afternoons and early evenings, after the sun has faded.

Garden sweetpeas.

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Published Friday, July 22, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink oxalis

A very nice volunteer plant in my Seattle garden, grows in a clump with those cute clover-type leaves, blooms OK in shade or sun.

Pretty pink oxalis with red centers

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Published Friday, July 15, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange lilies

This is my backyard, with the kale flowering in the background. There are three different kind of orange lilies in this photo. Upper right is an oriental lily, lower left are Peruvian lilies, or alstroemeria, and in the center and lower right are daylilies.

Three kinds of orange lilies

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Published Wednesday, July 13, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden, backlit

The glories of the late afternoon sun in the rose garden!

Grasses, lavender and roses in bloom in the late afternoon light

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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 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 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 Monday, April 18, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grape hyacinths

Spring is farther along, and these grape hyacinths, or muscari, are in full display as they multiply easily in my Seattle garden.

See the tiny white fringed edges on each tiny flower?

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Published Saturday, April 9, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia tree in bloom

A quick flash of sun against a dark rainy sky, that’s what I love about spring garden photos. The pink dogwood to the right is just in bud, but the Japanese magnolia is in full bloom.

Japanese magnolia tree blooms in a Seattle sunbreak

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