WALTER: “Home Grown – Frank Harmon’s Garden”
Frank Harmon watches his garden fill with plantings—and memories
by Frank Harmon for WALTER magazine | illustration by Judy Harmon
Every spring a lawn care company tosses a flyer over my garden gate. They promise to make my lawn perfect by using herbicides and pesticides. But I think I’ll keep the lawn just as it is, with scatterings of chickweed, withered starflower stems, and the occasional snakeskin.
I live in a small pink stucco house near N.C. State University. My wife Judy and I designed the house and garden in 1989. We broke ground on Valentine’s Day and moved in a year later. Then we planted the lawn.
We’d put down roots. READ MORE…