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When we moved in we found that there were daffodils and snowdrops naturalized all over the place through the woods and gardens around the house.  Also there are large patches of may apples, which look like weird parasols with flowers under their canopies, and many jack-in-the-pulpits.  There are large groups of daffodils in the garden by the main path along with large numbers of daylilies, and many daffodils and peonies at the edge of the slope.  There are American and Korean dogwoods on the slope to the pool, along with big old azaleas, burning bush, etc.

We also have WAY too many deer, being a mile or two from the edge of Valley Forge Park.  Combined with the hard winter, the deer ate everything they could, including rhododendrons.

In the fall of 2002, I planted several hundred bulbs - crocuses, muscari, tulips, daffodils, and a few unusual things, like Persian Frittelaries and Crown Imperials (which are very unusual-looking).

We continued to plant bulbs in the fall, and increasing numbers of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Pieris ("Japanese Andromeda") - over 100 so far.  We're building a rhododendron garden area between the house and  driveway, which will have paths running through it.

Old (low-res) Gardens page

2003-2004 Garden Pictures

2005 Garden Pictures

2006 Garden Pictures (new! - updated 4/23/2006)

May 2006 Garden Pictures (new! - updated 5/18/2006)