Zinnia, J Foss Garden Flowers

Zinnia, J Foss Garden Flowers

I took advantage of the lingering sunny summer weather to take a drive south to J Foss Garden Flowers of Chehalis.  I met Janet a couple of years ago and had dreamed of someday wandering her flower fields with camera in hand.  This has been an unusually dry summer, and that presented challenges this year for flower growers.  But farming is like that.  I saw much beauty in the flower beds on Janet’s farm.  I think you will agree.

Delphiniums in the greenhouse

Delphiniums in the greenhouse

Delphinium shadows

Delphinium shadows

Clear blue delphinium

Clear blue delphinium

Zinnia bed

Zinnia bed

Zinnea

Zinnea

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Limonium latifolium hybrid

Limonium latifolium hybrid

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Celosia cristata 'Cockscomb'

Celosia cristata ‘Cockscomb’

Brain-like cockscomb

Brain-like cockscomb

Boltonia 'Lime Dot'

Boltonia ‘Lime Dot’

Foxglove

Foxglove

Foxglove

Foxglove

Cosmos

Cosmos

Achillea millefolium terracotta

Achillea millefolium terracotta

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

J Foss Garden Flowers

J Foss Garden Flowers

Van loaded with cut flowers, ready for the market

Van loaded with cut flowers, ready for the market

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seasonal room at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

The latest display in the seasonal room at the Volunteer Park Conservatory features tall plants — astilbe, hebe, and delphiniums, among others.  Lush, colorful, glorious!

Delphinium ready to bloom

The pure blue Delphinium

Hebe

Exotic plant, Volunteer Park Conservatory

Exclusive Blue

June 15, 2009

Mountain bluet

Mountain bluet

Blue and yellow pansy

Blue and yellow pansy

Delphiniums

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium

This bee loves blue flowers, too

This bee loves blue flowers, too

“Her flowers were exclusive blue.
No other color scheme would do. . . .
All blues, she found, do not agree.
Blue riots in variety.”
     — Robert Francis, “Exclusive Blue”