Not everyone has dozens of acres to great their life’s garden masterpiece. In fact, a vast number of people claim to have no space to garden at all. This garden proves that if there’s a will, there’s a way. I pass this local liquor store (Achorn’s Discount Liquor in New Milford, Connecticut) a couple times a week, and often stop in to pick something up. Every year I’m amazed by the abundance of the marigolds and zinnias that grow from the tiny crack between the parking lot and the building.
I’ve always wondered if this was intentional (how could it not be?), so the last time I went in to pick up some hard cider, I asked the friendly lady behind the counter. Her face lit up. Falguni Patel and her husband Ashok sow seeds in this crack every spring, and Falguni waters them every morning when she opens the store. According to Falguni, Ashok is the green thumb in the family, but I think it’s an equal effort. Whatever the case, they say that lots of people appreciate and thank them for their small gardening efforts. Sooo…you say you have no room to garden? Think again… surely there’s room for a lowly marigold seed.
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This has made my day and put a smile on my face. Many thanks. Nancy
Nasturtiums also work well in such an unforgiving spot... Love it!
This has to add a smile to your face, with such vibrant color as you pass by. Wonderful!
Truly amazing. Somebody ought to build them some nice planter boxes to work with. Just think of the display they could produce!
Just goes to show you how easily some people with lots of space and time let little obstacles get in their way while others just work with what little they have and accomplish wonderful results.
Ruth Stout would be proud! No-dig gardening. My kind of place.
This is awesome! The fact that is is purposeful makes it even more awesome.
Thanks for sharing this.
Don't you just love the people that choose to chunk their cig. butts in the flowers.
Najoe, some people just don't get it.
I hope this one gets on the right pic. Don't you just love the one that chunked his cig butts in the flowers.
These almost look like an optical illusion, especialy the first pic. That's the definition of 'lean' soil.
It's amazing what people will do. Very cool.
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