Beginning Outdoor Plants

Beginning Outdoor Mary Garden Plants

Plants suggested for a first time small outdoor Mary Garden. Annuals A, Biennials treated as Annuals B-A, and Perennials P. Choose 6 to 10:

Religious Name: Annunciation Lily
Botanical Name: Impatiens balsaminum (A)
Common Name: Madonna Lily

Religious Name: Our Lady's Earrings 
Botanical Name: Lilium candidum (P)
Common Name: Garden Balsam

Religious Name: Our Lady in-the-Shade 
Botanical Name: Nigella damsacena (A)
Common Name: Love-in-a-Mist

Religious Name: Our Lady's Delight 
Botanical Name: Viola tricolor (B-A)
Common Name: Sweet Scabious

Religious Name: Our Lady's Pincushion 
Botanical Name: Scabiosa atropurpurea (A)
Common Name: Sweet Scabious

Religious Name: Mary-Loves 
Botanical Name: Bellis perennis (B-A)
Common Name: English Daisy

Religious Name: Mary's Tears 
Botanical Name: Delphinium ajacis (A)
Common Name: Annual Larkspur

Religious Name: Mary's Gold 
Botanical Name: Tagetes patula & erecta (A)
Common Name: Marigold

Religious Name: Our Lady's Mantle 
Botanical Name: Ipomoea purpurea (A)
Common Name: Morning Glory

Religious Name: Eyes of Mary
Botanical Name: Myosotis alpestris (B-A)
Common Name: Forget-me-nots

Religious Name: Mother Love
Botanical Name: Impatiens walerana (A)
Common Name: Patient Lucy

Religious Name: Mary's Crown 
Botanical Name: Centauria cyannis (A)
Common Name: Bachelor's Btns

Religious Name: Our Lady's Praise
Botanical Name: Petunia hybrida (A)
Common Name: Petunia

Religious Name: The Virgin
Botanical Name: Zinnea elegens (A))
Common Name: Zinnia

Pansies and English Daisies will withstand frost and are excellent border plants for starting the garden season

Dig and prepare garden soil, as described in Mary Garden Digging, Planting and Tending

Make planting plan for placement of plants and seedlings, and sowing of seeds. Plant and sow.

Or start your seeds 4 to 6 weeks earlier indoors in seed starting trays, and transplant seedlings to garden after danger of frost is past.

Copyright Mary's Gardens 1996


The John Stokes and Mary's Garden collection was transferred to the Marian Library in May 2013. In addition to his archives, manuscripts, artwork, and personal library, John S. Stokes also donated his extensive website. It was transferred to the Marian Library in early 2010. This particular entry is archived content original to Stokes' Mary's Gardens website. It is possible that some text, hyperlinks, etc. are outdated.

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