Our Maryland Garden
Tom's Maryland Garden project, June 2011. Upper pond, pergola, and deck. 38 Megapixels
Rhododendron, moved here from elsewhere in yard in 2000, blooming in May, 2005
Art in the Garden, July 2005. A visiting artist paints while guests look on.
Tom and Mary's garden in the Spring
Goldfish in the upper pond
Upper Pond with angel
A frog sits by the upper pond
Hosta, Creeping Jenny, Impatiens, Ivy, 2003. The railroad tie retaining wall is starting to sag and was eventually replaced (in 2015) with a stone wall.
Goldfish are year-round residents
Japanese lantern and papyrus
Upper pond, showing gazebo in the background
Rustic steps made with old railroad timbers.
Lower pond waterfall, 2009
Upper pond and greenhouse in the background
The big stone lantern was purchased from a commercial nursery that was closing.
My Maryland Garden, Panorama created by Microsoft ICE (16 Mpixels, 6 images, 16 Mbytes)
New Greenhouse, added in Summer 2005, built from a kit
Each year we buy another one for another tree
The West Gate
Knocker on the West gate
A fern grows near an old tree trunk
Beginning a new section of the path (May, 2002)
Completed section one year later (August, 2003)
After replanting, July 2006
New plantings along west path, July 2006
Garden in the fall, October 2002, upper pond covered for the winter.
December, 2002, before the addition of the pergola and the hot tub.
Gazebo added next to the lower pond, Fall 2007, built from a kit
Finished gazebo, from the inside, Fall 2007. There are electric lights, a chandelier, and a fire pit.
Full of party guests, Fall 2007
New pergola, August 2009, built from a kit.
Pergola, added August 2009
Summer 2009, with impatiens in full bloom.
The white vase was a gift from Chris and Patrice. The statue is a reproduction of a Frank Lloyd Wright piece. The space behind, where a wheelbarrow sits, is now occupied by a hot tub.
Some of my daylilies
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Wayside Plains Indian
Hush Little Baby
Amazing Grace Daylily
View from the lower deck, 2003, before the addition of the pergola and the hot tub.
He sees a fish and a visiting frog
In June, 2015, we added a hot tub to our garden in Maryland.
Temperature is set up to to 103 degrees F. We use it almost every day (or night). It's just steps from the basement sliders, great when the weather is cold.
The spa is a heavy-duty inflatable, complete with heater, thermostat, water filters, and air pump/bubbler. It even inflates itself. $340 delivered, via Amazon Prime. We'll drain it and store it in the basement over the winter.
Happy, happy, happy.
Azaleas, Torii gate with gong, and gazebo. May 2015
Constructing the Torii frame for the gong.
Completed torii, with the gong that we brought from Thailand..
Fisheye view of west side garden.
Tom's Maryland Garden project.
View from the northwest corner
Southeast corner, showing gazebo, lower pond, and "Tommy Torrens" birdbath, feeder, and bird houses.
View from inside the gazebo, looking west.
Tom's Maryland Garden project. 7 images stitched together, 36 Megapixels
My Maryland Garden (5 images stitched together)
Tom's Maryland Garden project. View from inside the house. 21 Megapixels (13 Mbytes)
View of the house from the back garden, in 2003, before the addition of the pergola. The railroad tie retaining wall shown here started to sag and eventually disintegrated and we had to replace it (with a stone wall).
In 2015, we replaced the disintegrating railroad tie wall with a more stable stone wall, at the original height of the old wall.
The wall is made of dry-stacked manufactured blocks, reinforced with cement and rebars, with a top cap that will eventually be mortared in place.
Renewed planting around the pond.
We also enlarged the flagstone patio which the wall surrounds.