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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 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 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 Sunday, March 20, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Spring forsythia

Today is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere. Seattle’s weather still has lots of clouds and wet but my forsythia is in full bloom.

Old fashioned forsythia gives a burst of golden floral sunshine

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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 Monday, February 28, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Restaurant rose

We actually ate in a restaurant on our Port Ludlow getaway. What a thrill.

An actual rose on the table at Fireside Restaurant in Port Ludlow

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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 Sunday, January 9, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Frilly peony

From the other side of the year, a very frilly peony flower in my garden.

Pink and white peony blossom in the June garden

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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 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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