The Planting to Grow website was created to be a guide and service for you as you learn more about creating an awe inspiring curb appeal. Listed below are a few of the testimonials we have received from people who have found our information helpful. Has the Planting to Grow website encouraged or aided you in your landscaping endeavors? Send us your testimonial by clicking

“During my years as Chancellor at Ole Miss, I had the privilege of working on many landscape projects with Jeff McManus.  Jeff’s experience, insight and vision of growing and developing not only the campus, but also the people with whom he worked truly enriched the campus environment.

Robert Khayat – Chancellor Ole Miss 1995-2009.


“Jeff, Thank you for another high quality landscape step by step action plan. I thought that I knew a lot about landscaping – but Mary and I were not getting the yard results that we wanted. By applying what I learned through your personal teaching, I’ve already seen amazing results in my yard and I am having a lot less stress in my life.”    

Sam Haskell– former Executive Vice President and Worldwide Head of Television for the venerable William Morris Agency, Chairman of the Board of the Miss America Organization, Author.


“Before I met Jeff, I was unclear on how to handle my landscape needs. Jeff’s simple step by step approach to creating great looking yards gave the Southern Living house I built the ‘WOW’ that set us apart as the leader.

Campbell McCool – Southern Living Home, Developer Plein Air Properties, Taylor, MS.

“I can’t believe how easy it all is once you know the inside secrets. I would have never discovered any of this on my own. Like everyone else, I always thought it was difficult, well, it isn’t. Thanks Jeff!”

Mark Hartnett – President Family Wealth Practices

“Thanks Jeff! It’s pretty fantastic. The course you designed and taught helped a lot! People say as soon as they took your class they knew how to take care of their plants.  It is unbelievable how much better our shrubs and trees look in our city.”

Libba Alford – President of Keep Pike County Beautiful 2008-2009


“Jeff. Thanks for looking after us.”
– Ginny Terry
Oxford, MS


“Hey Jeff! We’ve had lots of compliments on the landscaping at the foot of the driveway. Thanks so much.”
– Laura Smith
Oxford, MS

“Jeff, I am looking forward to your class again. Thanks for the great website. A lot info here!”
-Fan Chen
Oxford, MS


“I have heard nothing but high praise from those who attended your lecture yesterday.  Master Gardener members were truly impressed about what they learned and especially the details. The majority of the audience was from the community, not Master Gardner’s, and, the community members I talked to said that now, they could attempt to prune their shrubs with some confidence. Obviously your lecture was a big hit and everyone truly appreciated the demonstrations, your how-to, advice and the handouts.
Now I cannot wait to attend your lecture at Ole Miss so I can learn how to add Wow to my yard/garden.

Thanks for a job well done, see you soon.”
– Susan Boehm


“I really enjoy (and use the info) your emails….please keep them coming.”
-Dale Bramlett