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.


Happiness Grows in Our Own Backyard - Bev B.

It sure did for me. We only have one child and we did EVERYTHING together, then once she turned 14 freinds starting taking over and mom had way too much time on her hands.

Every year I would plant a few flowers in our backyard and then my husband would take care of them. really needed something to fulfill the time since our daughter was spreading her wings, and flowers it was! My husband often says he never imagined 5 spring perennial plants for our anniversary could end this way.

Since then we did a corner garden in our backyard which led to the full backyard done with a sidewalk thru it, plus 4 other areas in the yard with flowers. Oh yes, and they all have to be perennials so they will come back every year.

Then 2 years ago we bought 40 acres and built a house. Needless to say I was not going to leave all these flowers behind so I dug up about 200 plants and transplanted them down behind the barn. Wow, I think back on the trips I made with flowers, my sisters truckload of them heading out of town, the hours spent just to save each and everyone of them. Then the next spring it was time to transplanted them up by our new house. It was our daughters graduation party and I wanted it to look nice. I started moving them and then due to lack of time I called my garden club for help. The flowers weren\'t all in the exact place I would have liked, but it save me a lot of time.

So needless to say all summer I worked on them and now these past 2 months I have spent endless hours re-desining them again. My dreams are to have a mixed color garden, red,yellow and purple garden; pink and purple garden and the one I am most excited about creating is a red and white garden in memorial of our grandparents who have passed away. Who knows, maybe some day it will turn into a business...

Gardening is relaxing - It's amazing how many hours you can spend just walking around the gardens and thinking about what to change next, what plants I don't have, solving all the worlds problems.

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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?

"Now is the time to plant many of the grasses and wildflowers that are part of the "rainforest" in our area of the planet - the plains and prairies. The time to reaffirm our faith that there will indeed be a future. A time to remind ourselves that each of us has the right and the responsibility to create little spots of health on an ailing planet. A time to do our part, in the hope that our children and our children's children might have a chance to experience the joys of watching the earth wake up from a long winter's rest to flower into a beautiful spring."

-- Bill Neiman, Native American Seed

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