Garden Photo of the Day

Marilyn’s visit to Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Marilyn Regnier

Today’s photos are from Marilyn Regnier (we featured Marilyn’s garden back in October of 2011–refresh your memory HERE). She says, “On our trip back to Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota, from our winter stay in Arizona we took the long way home up the coast of California before heading east. One sightseeing stop we made was at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on April 27th.

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Marilyn Regnier

“We were amazed at the spring flowerbeds everywhere we looked and managed to take over 100 photos in just the one hour we were there. Seeing those flowers set my spring exuberance in motion and I was eager to get home and be digging in the rich brown earth of my own gardens.”

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Marilyn Regnier

Beautiful, Marilyn! It’s amazing how even a large-scale, public garden like this can give us inspiration for our own, more humble gardens. If nothing else, standing among all those flowers and their scents is enough to get you motivated, for sure!

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Marilyn Regnier

***OK, everyone, I’m starting to run low on photos (not OUT, just low…), which is ridiculous, since spring is JAMMING out there! PLEASE send me photos of your garden. I love having more than I could possibly process to choose from!***

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Marilyn Regnier
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Marilyn Regnier
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Marilyn Regnier
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Marilyn Regnier

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  1. user-1020932 05/09/2013

    i always love seeing public gardens/displays in an urban setting having not been in SLC in probably 30 years i especially enjoyed seeing these "postcards" thx!

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    meander_michaele 05/09/2013

    Simply beautiful...wonderful color combinations. Even though my area is well past tulip time, I feel re-energized just looking at these pictures.

  3. Peaceofpie 05/09/2013

    The 5th photo of a large tree with pink tulips in front and those lovely lavender and purple flowers in front of the tulips......what are these amazing coloured (perennials or bulbs maybe?) lavender and purple flowers?

  4. pattyspencer 05/09/2013

    I'm with Peaceofpie on this - that grouping is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. bee1nine 05/09/2013

    INSPIRATION- Bring it on!!
    Have truly enjoyed capturing this gorgeous slide-show of
    Springtime beauty esp. in this public garden at Temple Square. Marvelous color combinations!
    Thank you Marilyn for sharing to some of us who may not have
    the opportunity to ever visit!!

  6. tractor1 05/09/2013

    I had totally forgotten I had visited Temple Square some 45 years ago. Salt Lake City is a gardener's mecca, every square foot of ground in the city is planted. Thank you for the reminder.

  7. sheila_schultz 05/09/2013

    Your photos are wonderful, Marilyn. You must have been grinning from ear to ear during the hour you wandered Temple Square!

  8. cwheat000 05/09/2013

    Wow, that is a whole lot of flowers! I have never been to Salt Lake, but it sure looks like a beautiful city. Thank you for the e-tour.

  9. janeeliz 05/10/2013

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of the gorgeous public gardens in Salt Lake City. It's very special to see such a natural/informal use of tulips in a public garden. I especially love the garden with the sculpture of the woman dancing with the children....totally delightful! Oh, yes, that pink and purple garden is scrumptious!

  10. ancientgardener 05/10/2013

    I had the privilege of visiting these gardens some years ago and I have never forgotten the beautiful combinations of flowers and sculptures. One large, beautiful sculpture is worth half a dozen small cheaper objects. Your pictures are lovely and took me back to a wonderful time in my life. I remember thinking I had never seen so many pansies in one place. Thank you for sharing with us.

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