By Kim Charles

cardiocrinium gigantium

Margot Navarre is grateful for her special garden, just outside downtown Bellevue

"We live less then a mile from downtown Bellevue, Washington. Our four season garden is a tapestry of ground covers, native trees, shrubs, and a few speciality plants. We live in a place where homes are being torn down and replaced with mega mansions without green spaces for gardening.  We are grateful to have a 1/3 acre to play with have tried to make the best of every part of it.. The cariocrinium gigantium (the largest species of any of the lily plants) bloomed May 17 (almost a month earlier than in previous years) and is always a cause for a celebration."

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Cardiocrinium gigantium in May

Front entrance garden

View from the deck.

Woodland garden with native ginger, oxalis, sword ferns and vine maples.

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