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Purple, the New Autumn Color!

Colchicum autumnale Well, not exactly new! But in my area of the world, these lovely, purple flowers are commonly grown in local gardens. They are the Autumn Crocus, also called Meadow Saffron and Naked Lady. The Latin name is Colchicum … Continue reading

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Welcome the Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale) It’s that time of year for the delicate Autumn Crocus flowers to raise their heads out of the ground. Other names are Meadow Saffron and Naked Lady. Now you might be scratching your head, wondering why … Continue reading

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Get Your Lavender On!

It’s that time of year again for celebrating that aromatic, purple flowering herb, Lavender. Each mid-July, visitors from across the country throng to Sequim, Washington, located on the Olympic Peninsula, home of acres of national forest, rain forests, a world-heritage … Continue reading

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Goodbye Drought…Hello Rain!

Well, it’s officially over with…the drought, that is. On day 82, the rains finally fell! Now, don’t ever let anyone tell you that it rains all the time in Seattle. Perhaps this was Mother Nature’s way of getting back at … Continue reading

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Fading Summer Colors

When I visited the local flower gardens in the park recently, I paid a visit to the rows of Hydrangeas still blooming, many of which were exhibiting fading colors. It’s most interesting and intriguing how this particular flower loses its … Continue reading

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