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Spring in Mary’s Backyard – FineGardening

In the present day we’re in Maryland, visiting Mary Spencer’s backyard.

Could is my favourite month of the 12 months and is when my shade backyard involves life. I’ve lived right here for 23 years and have taken out only a single rhododendron and added lots of of crops. My love of hostas exhibits no proof of waning. I don’t know what I get pleasure from extra—the crops or the various completely different birds that present up within the yard. I misplaced my husband of 42 years final August, and the backyard is what retains me going.

ground cover with yellow flowers below a shrub with white flowersYellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon, Zones 4–8) with silver-marked foliage and yellow blooms is a stupendous plant, but it surely spreads quickly, so it must be sited the place it received’t smother different crops.

shade garden with lots of foliage plantsThe woodland backyard is lush with crops, with enormous ostrich ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris, Zones 2–8).

front yard garden full of flowersA flower-covered dogwood (Cornus, Zones 5–9) presides over the backyard.

hosta behind a plant with red and yellow flowersSpigelia marilandica (Zones 5–9) is an excellent native perennial with unbelievable red-and-yellow blooms, right here exhibiting off in entrance of a hosta.

shade garden in springFrom low floor covers to taller rising perennials to shrubs and timber, each layer of this backyard brings completely different textures and shades of inexperienced.

variegated plant behind orange and white flowersShiny colour for the shade is supplied by a variegated hosta and orange and white impatiens (Impatiens walleriana, Zones 10–11 or as an annual).

brightly colored shade plantingsA container planted up with annuals and Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra, Zones 5–9) provides top to this shade planting.

shrub with flower buds about to openFlower buds from a mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia, Zones 5–9) are of their fantastic balloon stage earlier than popping open.


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