National Garden Month

This is My Garden

To help celebrate National Garden Month 2006, we've invited our visitors to share their garden tales with us. We hope you'll find inspiration in their stories and appreciate the pride of your fellow gardeners.


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"How Wonderful It Looks" - David M.

Five years ago we bought an older home that was owned by an elderly woman. The outside had been neglected for a very long time, especially the backyard. Everything was overgrown, trees had fallen and were rotting, and there was no structure or design of the landscaped. It took almost a year just to clear out the property of debris and to make it into a liveable outdoor area. There are natural stone walls, many wooded areas, paths and some fun statues and bird houses throughout the backyard. After five years it has really come together to be something that I'm proud of. People from the neighborhood who remember what it use to look like always remark how wonderful it looks. That's because I have spent many, many hours working on my garden (actually it's several garden areas). I'm still working on adding flowers and colors to the design to make it really stand out.



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When You Garden, You Grow!

Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows. Join the celebration and help to make America a greener, healthier, more livable place!

About National Garden Month

Why Garden?

"One of the most inspiring things in life is to enjoy God's creation in the great outdoors. The gardener knows this exhilaration personally, getting such an up-close view of nature, creation, and how it all works. When we study nature or grow things in our garden we can see the Creator's awesome handiwork. Watch a plant grow from a seed in the perfect order it was meant to, and think with wonder of our God. It is amazing how all things work together in nature, isn't it? Gardening is truly an awesome science. May the joy of gardening be yours this season!"

-- John, Sarah, and Family, Owners/Operators, St. Clare Heirloom Seeds

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