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Published Friday, February 16, 2024, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mysterious daffodils

Yesterday at Seattle’s Northwest Flower & Garden Festival I did enjoy the forced spring bulbs, especially this uplit and almost spooky daffodil.

Mysterious lighting for this harbinger of spring, the daffodil.

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Published Monday, November 6, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink and white Thanksgiving cactus

This little darling always blooms at Halloween rather than wait for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving cactus plants have the pointy upper points on their leaves or clades. Here it is on a beautiful sunny day we had recently. In Seattle we cherish sunny days so much.

The magenta-pink-and-white flowers on this Thanksgiving cactus are so showy!

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Published Saturday, October 28, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red Thanksgiving cactus

My Thanksgiving cactus likes to bloom for Halloween. I’m OK with that.

Red Thanksgiving cactus blooming in late October

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Published Sunday, September 24, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brought in roses before the rain

My bedroom overlooks our rose bed, which has about fifteen rosebushes and is in front of the house. Lots of people walk by with their dogs, or just stroll by for a walk. So I am reluctant to cut any roses for bouquets, thus reducing the view for myself and passersby. But a big rain was forecast (finally!), so I cut most of them. Once it rains hard on roses, they don’t look so good for anyone, so best to bring them in.

If only you could smell them, so incredibly sweet! Homegrown roses smell the best.

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Published Tuesday, July 25, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow garden

A rare double rainbow above my garden last night.

Magic at the end of the rainbow

Beautiful end to a beautiful and welcome rain

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Published Wednesday, June 28, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Evening lavender garden

I adore these long days when I get to be in the garden in the dreamy twilight. Today I cut some of the lavender. There is a lot!

After 9:00pm in my Seattle garden

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Published Friday, June 23, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses with lavender

Some roses from my garden, with a few stems of lavender, on the first day of summer. The lavender is at the perfect stage for drying, before the individual florets have opened, but it works well in a bouquet, too. The peach one is Carding Mill, a David Austin rose.

Roses from the garden, under the cedar tree

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Published Friday, June 16, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden shadows

We visited Woodland Park Rose Garden in Seattle yesterday, in perfect weather. I need more pink roses in my life.

A planting of pink roses in Woodland Park Rose Garden

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Published Sunday, June 4, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Irises

Smelling like grape soda, these irises in a friend’s garden were a spring delight. The dark purple color of the lower petals is the finest velvet.

Colorful iris flowers in a spring garden

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Published Sunday, April 30, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring garden

Yesterday Seattle had just incredibly gorgeous weather: delightfully warm, sunny, and calm. Did I mention warm and sunny? It has been so very cold and gray this year, so I treasure these rare bursts of heaven. The irises are gearing up.

My garden and part of my neighbor’s. Bluebells and forget-me-nots, plus irises to come.

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Published Sunday, March 26, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hellebores in sunshine

A friend has a good hellebore collection in her charming garden. Even with the cold weather, they bloom so prettily in late winter and early spring.

Nodding hellebore blooms with purple veining and edges in a PNW sun break

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Published Saturday, March 18, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Crocuses

A friend’s garden has perfect purple crocuses in bloom. Finally, spring flowers are out there!

Brilliant orange centers on these purple and white crocus flowers

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