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.


{*
*}

Big in Flavor - Dawn C.

My garden is small but big in flavor! Every year friends and family can't wait for my tomatoes.... we grow tomatoes, sweet peppers sometimes hot peppers too,cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and occasionally pumpkins. We use top soil and manure and miracle grow and lots of love. My children love to go out and see the plants getting bigger and bigger and enjoy the "insects" that hover around (butterflies and bees) I get great satisfaction from friends and family about my garden veggies...everyone swears I grow the best tomatoes and crave them all year long. My husband doesn't like tomatoes and claims he grows them for "sport" and I just feel better know I grew these with no chemicals or anything and feel home grown is better for everyone...thank you p.s. We usually have such an abundance i go giving my veggies away not only friends and family but neighbors and customers too (I work in a grocery store--you will never find stuff like this in a grocery store)




Return to This Is My Garden stories

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 my favorite quotes is from Alice Morse Earle's book, A Taste for Gardens (1897). 'Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. You are always living three, or indeed six, months hence.' For me, gardening is a lifelong hobby that can be enjoyed at any age. It connects me with the outside world--with the plants, birds, butterflies, insects and other creatures that inhabit my flower-filled acre. Gardening keeps me in tune wiith the weather, the seasons and the magical shapes of the ever-changing clouds. What's not to like?"

-- Nina A. Koziol, Garden Writer, thisgardencooks.com

» View more quotes