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).
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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.
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.
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