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Published Thursday, May 6, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring lilacs and bluebells

My morning view of the front yard. Planting the bluebells only three years ago was a success! Soon they will fade but the roses and lavender will take over. If only the lilacs lasted longer.

Lilacs and bluebells blooming in springtime

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Published Friday, April 30, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double lilacs

Most lilac blossoms have only one row of petals. But this one has an abundance of everything lilac.

Almost fully open panicle of double lilac blossoms

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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 Friday, February 12, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple hellebore

Hellebore flowers bloom wonderfully early. They usually have very nodding flowers, but this one is face-up!

Purple Lenten Rose, or helleborus, blooming in February

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Published Wednesday, February 10, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring flowers

The little mini-daffodils are up! Spring will definitely get here, but first Seattle is due for some cold and snow this week. I’ll keep you posted.

Mini daffodils and some primroses blooming in February

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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 Tuesday, February 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Parrot tulips

So showy! Parrot tulips bring out our wild side, no?

Red and white frilly parrot tulips bloom in wintertime indoors

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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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