United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington
Rockmere (Wilmington, Delaware)
The ca. 1750 farmhouse originally had simple "country plantings" around it. Old plantings included daffodils by the stream and rhododendron by the pond. The present owner added the pool and pool garden in 1985 and the barnyard garden in 1996. A walk through the woods was also added.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Everett G. Ackart (former owner, 1937-1978); Andre Harvey (sculptor of "Helen" the Pig); and Ellen Petersen (landscape gardener of barnyard garden).
The folder includes worksheets and site plan.
Gardening in the shade
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