Jim McKenney

I garden on a quarter acre lot in Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C. Bulbs have been a favorite all of my gardening life, but a visitor to this small garden would probably not recognize it as a bulb garden. There are lots of other plants. Scented plants, the plants illustrated in Audubon's Birds of America, herbaceous and tree peonies, roses, clematis, bog plants and a merry tangle of others fill almost every space. Wildlife is welcome and encouraged; snakes, toads, the occasional box turtle, the common local mammals and a gratifyingly bewildering variety of birds come and go, all in an intensely developed suburban area. Books and well-packed cold frames help round out the gardening experience. Favorite geophyte genera include Crocus, Tulipa, Lilium, Trillium, Paris, really just about anything I can both obtain and grow. I joined this list in January 2004.

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