I’m Mary Spencer, and I live in Carroll County, Maryland. We have lived on this beautiful lot for 21 years, and I have been gardening for as long. We love the trees, birds, and butterflies. My husband and my three miniature schnauzers enjoy every evening on our screened porch.
A masterpiece in green. Hostas bring bold textures and green shading from blue to yellow. Behind, a young hemlock tree (Tsuga canadensis, Zones 3–7) has delicate needles, the bright green new growth contrasting with the darker green older needles, while a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) adds a delicate texture to the right.
A bench invites visitors to sit in the dappled shade and enjoy the beauty of this garden.
The resident miniature schnauzers have claimed the best seats on the screened-in porch, a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the garden in comfort (and be protected from biting insects!)
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