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Spring in Mary’s Garden

foundation plating of daffodils under window boxes with pink flowers

Today’s photos are from Mary Spencer.

I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of my Westminster, Maryland, spring flowers.

close up of pink Lewisia flowersNamed for Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame, lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon, Zones 5–8) is native to the mountains of western North America and has gorgeous flowers in the spring.

small japanese maple planted behind a memorial garden benchGardens are perfect places to sit and remember loved ones lost. Behind the bench, a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) is just leafing out.

foundation plating of daffodils under window boxes with pink flowersSpring is in view! The window boxes are overflowing with blooms, and daffodils (Narcissus hybrids, Zones 4–8) are showing off in the front beds.

large garden bed with lots of plants beginning to bloom and growNew life is showing everywhere, as daffodils bloom and fern fronds begin to unfurl.

A bit of garden art is tucked into the lush greenery of spring.


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  1. John_Seagle 04/26/2023

    This is really cool and fascinating. Thank you for this towing and roadside assistance

  2. janetsydoruk 04/26/2023

    Just a lovely well-tended beautiful garden.

  3. MohawkValley 04/26/2023

    Very nice ! It's a MUST to have a place to let the stresses and worries of life take a back seat to one's escape . It CAN be done in ANY place that one aspires . Just go for it --- bit by bit , it will come . Peace from the Mohawk Valley in central NY.

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    simplesue 04/26/2023

    A beautiful garden, a relaxing place to reflect. I've never seen a lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon, Zones 5–8) before, looks great the way you have it planted in a window box trailing down.

  5. pplat 04/26/2023

    Viewing this garden is a beautiful way to start the day. It is truly a labour of love and this is especially evident in the tribute garden to Mike Spencer. May Mike rest in peace. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us.

  6. milanesemum 04/26/2023

    Great to see a Maryland garden & a beautiful one at that. How do you keep your Lewisia alive? Mine always croak in our wet summers.

  7. cynthia2020 04/26/2023

    Hi, Mary. I especially like your back garden. Thank you for sharing!

  8. btucker9675 04/26/2023

    So lovely! The lewisia cotyledon is also new to me and I'm going to search for it - so very pretty.

  9. gardenconcierge 04/26/2023

    Mike Spencer is surely proud of you, Mary for making such a beautiful garden. It is so lovely!

  10. John_Seagle 04/28/2023

    It's really lovely and pretty. I hope to go to this place someday. This is really great concrete driveway

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