The dappled light of the home’s shade gardens are illuminated by Indiana native wildflowers including sky blue Virginia bluebells, Dutchman’s Breeches, Prairie Trilliums, Mayapples, and the bright golden paper-like blossoms of Celandine poppies.

Those visiting the garden in the spring are in for a special treat when thousands of daffodils are in bloom.  They include the species Albus Plenus Odoratus (1600s) and Van Soin (1620), and twenty-four cultivars including Albatross (1891), White Lady (1897), and 1890’s Lucifer, bred by an Irish hybridizer.

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