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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 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 Monday, July 11, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple pansy

The slugs and snails have not given the pansies much peace, but what with the warmer, dryer weather and beer traps, I think there will be more coming in.

Purple pansy with yellow throat

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

Rainbow happy grilled cheese sandwich

A friend send this from Melbourne, Australia, used with permission. This is something you just don’t see every day, a rainbow grilled cheese sammie, with a happy face.

Australian grilled cheese sandwich. You are welcome.

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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 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 Thursday, December 23, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower balls at Longwood

A trip down memory lane, to the other side of the year, the other side of the country…these huge flower balls are marvels of fantasy as well as engineering and horticulture.

Magical flower balls at Longwood Gardens, outside Philadelphia PA

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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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