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History of Dana's Garden Place


Dana's has been owned by me, Dana Gilmore, since 1987. I got my love of gardening and the outdoors from my parents.

My dad gardened vegetables. My mom gardened flowers. When I was young I thought my mom was crazy.  She worked at a factory all day and came home to pull weeds in the evening.  

Little did I know how therapeutic and healthy gardening was to become for me too.

There is no better exercise than gardening and greenhousing.          

My mom and dad went on to run Forney' s Greenhouse from 1974 to 1986. Then upon their retirement we moved the business here.  

We have greatly expanded the selection of plants we grow although I still carry some of my mother's favorites.

Check out  "Jim Benton's  German Johnson" tomatoes and 'Blue Victoria' salvia. These are still 2 of my favorite varieties.

One of our customers brought us the seeds to the German Johnson tomatoes and we have been saving seed from his original ones for over 30 years now. 

I also follow her tradition of growing the best selections for our area.  

Life is busy.  We don't all have time for fussy plants. 

If you visit us, you will see this is not a fancy place.

There are trees, flowers, dogs, birds and butterflies and bullfrogs in the pond.  

Our plants are always fresh and well tended.

My staff is always available to answer your questions.

If we don't know  we will try to find the answers to help you with your gardening endeavors.

Dana's is pleasant and kid friendly. So Please stop by for a visit!

What About the Plants?

We sell Hanging Baskets, Container Gardening Plants, Annual Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, 50 +Tomato Plant Varieties, Pepper Plants, Herb Plants, Unusual Perennial Plants, Flowering Shrubs and Knock Out Shrub Roses.  There is a pretty good selection of Hydrangea on order for this season too. 

We also carry plants for Water Gardening: Marginals, Water Lilies, Floaters, Oxygenators and Lotus.

What else do we sell?

Corinthian Bells Wind Chimes, imported decorative pottery, chemicals for ponds and also small goldfish and koi for your ponds.  Nothing fancy in the fish department as the big Blue Heron usually cleans us out in the neighborhood!

Dana's Flower & Garden Place business number 717-359-4174.

email: danjoflo@gmail.com

address: 4855 Baltimore Pike, Littlestown, Pa 17340   (route 97, 8 miles S of Gettysburg, Pa)