This is My Garden

To help celebrate National Garden Month 2006, we've invited our visitors to share their garden tales with us. We hope you'll find inspiration in their stories and appreciate the pride of your fellow gardeners.

Nielsen Farm - Kathryn L.

Nielsen Family Farm, listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, features memorial trees for the four children of C.C. and Stena Nielsen. An osage orange tree was the most recently planted for the last of their children, Paul Nielsen, my father-in-law.

Our garden, over three acres, has hosted one October wedding as well as many family reunions...with another one planned for Labor Day 2006.

Native grasses and perrienals, that are suited for North Central Kansas, have been added to the garden for the past five years. This year I plan to add Rose of Sharon shrubs and rugosa roses.

My overall theme is Old Fashioned with a splash of native grasses and other plants.

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