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Laura’s Seattle Garden

Favorite details in the garden

close up of Dwarf plumbago with blue flowers in bloom and red fall foliage

Today’s photos are from Laura Kraft.

I’m an avid gardener in Seattle and a longtime reader of Fine Gardening. Here are a few of my favorite shots, taken in my yard.

pink rose petals caught in a spiderwebA magical moment: Some fallen petals from a ‘Fragrant Cloud’ rose are caught in a spiderweb, suspended over the beautiful garden behind them.

close up of Dwarf plumbago with blue flowers in bloom and red fall foliageDwarf plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Zones 5–9) turns color in late autumn. This ground cover is usually celebrated for the intense blue flowers that start in late summer and fall, but it is perhaps most beautiful late in the fall when the leaves start flushing with their fall color, contrasting perfectly with the flowers.

close up of flower buds on an evergreen shrubFatsia japonica (Zones 7–10) is an evergreen shrub with large, dramatic leaves. It is actually a close relative of English ivy (Hedera helix, Zones 5–10). The big heads of white flowers that bloom in fall are much loved by bees and transform into small black berries as the season goes on.

close up of tulip leaves emerging from the groundWe all know that tulips have beautiful flowers, but this image focuses on the beauty of a tulip leaf pushing up from the ground in the spring. Gardens reward those who stop to take a closer look.


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    simplesue 10/05/2022

    Oh those rose petals suspended in a spider's web is cool, I had to save that to my Pinterest page- it is indeed magical!
    Love the spiral tulip foliage too!

  2. btucker9675 10/05/2022

    Each of these photos made me happy...

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