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New Book - A Year in a Rock Garden

An Organic Gardening Guide
by Ron Kushner
April 18, 2010

The first Rock Gardening book ever published with organic guidelines and methods for each month of the year.

Smaller available spaces for gardens, a national movement to forego the use of synthetic chemicals in the environment and a desire to utilize low maintenance and native plants are all addressed in “A Year in a Rock Garden – An Organic Gardening Guide”.

According to Organic, Sales of organic products are estimated to have topped $25 billion in 2008.

“….There’s more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.” (Michael Pollan).

Published by CreateSpace, an Amazon group company.

Ron Kushner, the author, is a Master Gardener and Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist who has spent many years establishing and maintaining gardens utilizing organic methods. He is a graduate of The Barnes Foundation Horticultural Program and his organic internship was served at Worden Farm in Punta Gorda, Florida. He is employed by Albrecht’s Nursery and Garden Center in Narberth, PA.

Specific gardens are featured each month, along with Kushner’s own garden, photographs, specific garden chores, directions and organic practices for an entire year.

Throughout the book readers will:

• Understand specific gardening direction as to what must be accomplished each month.

• Have guidelines for gardening organically without the use of synthetic chemical products.

• Be given input on specific plants, their needs, bloom time, flower color and an appendix of close to 300 appropriate plants and their cultural needs.

• Learn which plants are to be avoided.

• Have a comprehensive list of sources for seeds, plants, gardening tools and supplies.

• Be advised of the up-to-date explanation of what the term “organic” actually means in the United States today.

• Be introduced to a different rock garden setting every month

The most popular, comprehensive rock gardening books were published in Great Britain in the 1930’s and this work is the first rock gardening book ever published with organic gardening guidelines and methods.


Ron Kushner


To purchase a copy: or

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row