Spring in Mary’s Garden

Today’s photos are from Mary Spencer. I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of my Westminster, Maryland, spring flowers. Named 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. Gardens 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. Spring is in view! The window boxes are overflowing with blooms, and daffodils (Narcissus hybrids, Zones 4–8) are showing off in the front beds. New 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. Have a garden you’d like to share? Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit! To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden. Have a mobile phone? Tag your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #FineGardening! Do you receive the GPOD by email yet? Sign up here.

Spring in Mary’s Garden

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.