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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 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 17, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses and orchids

Someone sent me the most wonderful flowers as a get-well bouquet. I am beyond thrilled. It will help speed recovery for sure!

Orchids and roses in a charming bouquet, for me!

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Published Tuesday, February 15, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Valentine roses

Hubby is a traditionalist and brings me red roses every year. I love them. And him.

A dozen long-stemmed red roses, yes please.

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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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Published Saturday, January 15, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Foggy winter morning

The fog was heavy, early this morning in my garden.

A January day in the Pacific Northwest

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Published Monday, December 20, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Houseplants at solstice

We had a sunbreak, a very Seattle term for a brief appearance of the sun. The plants adore the light, pouring all the way into the living room at this time of year. May you have the bliss of a winter sunbreak often, and may all your leaves be green.

Houseplants soak up the brief appearance of the winter sun

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Published Saturday, December 18, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tillandsia caerulea flower

NOTE: Just updated this post, the tag had said it was tillandsia paleacea but an expert said no, it’s a caerulea. I checked on google images and they are correct! I’ve had this air plant for several years on this north window sill in Seattle. Sometimes some other tillandsia plant stems just seem to appear in the bowl, but I never see them attached. I basically ignore it, soak when I can remember. Over two months ago (!!) a long flower stem emerged. This week a tiny, delicate flower finally showed, and it’s very fragrant! Wow and wow.

Fragrant purple flower about half an inch wide of tillandsia paleacea, with one or two more blooms to come

 

Bowl of tillandsias, one tall spike finally flowering

 

Pretty gray-green color of tillandsia air plants

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Published Thursday, November 4, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Air plants!

An exciting thing happened. Someone sent me a gift of 11 air plants! I’ve kept some air plants alive for a few years so I’m pretty sure I know what to do with them, but I’m hoping these don’t need unusual care. What I know to do is soak them for half an hour once a week (upside down so their little butts are in the air), shake off excess water, and keep on a bright windowsill with lots of air circulation. Makes sense, right? Anyone out there know what kinds these are? I’ve included a picture with numbers to help you tell me what’s what if you know. Thanks in advance!

All probably some kind of tillandsias???

 

Know any names? Please post in comments. Thanks!

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Published Monday, October 25, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Thanksgiving cactus, magenta and white

I used to call this a Christmas cactus but I learned that the leaves with the points are Thanksgiving cactuses (or cacti), and there are also Easter cactuses. But it’s not even Halloween yet!

My Thanksgiving cactus is blooming happily in October

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Published Tuesday, October 12, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Interlaken grapes, but not sure

I thought our grapevine was Interlaken but the tag is gone. The internet seems to think Interlaken grapes are golden, not red. Well, I don’t know. Our vine struggled for years, very low production, but early this spring we finally cut down a couple of very nearby apple trees that were not producing what we liked and were shading the vine. What a difference! This year for the first time we have some grapes to eat. Yummy!

Red table grapes ripening in early October in Seattle zone 8b

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