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.


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?

"Gardening cultivates life! I'm so grateful to family and friends who showed me by example over the years how important gardening was to them. Whether it was the pure joy of a new flower or a healthy harvest of homegrown food, I learned how their efforts bring joy and help maintain fitness, too. Thank you all!"

-- Dan Long, Owner, Brushwood Nursery

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