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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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)




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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?

"Gardeners are the most joyously generous people I've ever met. I never leave a garden empty-handed; whether with seeds, plants, or a portion of the harvest (double in zucchini season). I always go away with more enthusiasm, courage, and wisdom than when I arrived. That's because real gardeners want other gardeners to succeed. The best gardeners grow other gardeners."

-- Therese Ciesinski, In the Dirt newsletter editor, GardenSMART.com

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