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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Planning Ahead - Lauren B.

I grew up in the South Bronx in a back apartment with no sun. My parents would take me and my brother every Saturday to the New York Botanical Gardens where I would plan what MY garden was going to look like when I grew up. Now I live in a house and I revel in my ability to grow whatever I want! I have so much variety jammed in so there is always something to look at, taste, or sniff! During the winter I watch the birds at the feeder and plan what I'm going to do as soon as the ground is workable. Then, I confound my husband by moving various plants to new places around the yard. I call my garden my health club and my therapist because I always feel my best when I am there. I would rather have a fountain instead of a fur coat or a pond instead of ever having my nails done! What I wouldn't do without so I could have a greenhouse....




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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?

"Because watching things grow and bloom rejuvenates the spirit and engages the mind in the wonder and diversity that exists in the world around us! Experiencing the vast variety in the plant kingdom is what gardening is all about. Additionally, in the face of continued habitat loss, conservation through horticulture is one of the ways many of the worlds most amazing species will be preserved over time."

-- Darrin Norton, Owner, Mountain Orchids

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