Tag: garden

Bethany Beach Blooms Create Instant Good Will



Every year public gardening efforts at nearby beaches seem to increase.  Bethany Beach was so colorful the week I stayed nearby, surely it was most floriferous of  the Maryland/Delaware seaside resorts.

How Does Your Garden Show? The Power of Outdoor Sculpture


A garden makes the perfect venue for sculpture. Think of the Wurtzberger and Levi sculpture gardens at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Think of the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C.

Besides being lush settings for sculpture, gardens themselves often have sculpturesque qualities. Such is the case of the world-class garden of Jean and Sidney Silber.  Ten acres of gardens in Baltimore County flow around the Silbers’ house to create a well-integrated, gigantic piece of organic sculpture.

Jean Silber



Sidney Silber is an engineer turned commercial real estate developer turned sculptor/artist. His keen eye for design has informed the overall design of the garden and the artistic juxtaposition of plants that create a harmonious flow of texture and color.

Sidney Silber

Several of his own sculptures are strategically placed on lawns or in spots among the roses or the trillium, boxwood and perennial begonias. Many others, including those by Maryland artists Mary Ann Mears, Ruben Kramer and Freda Sohn appear along the many paths that wind through the gardens. Then there is a nude the Silbers found in Paris, one who looks as if she has just bathed in the fishpond by the rose garden.