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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Organic Ways - Heidi M.

I learned everything I know about gardening from my grandmother.Since I was young, I have been fascinated with planting things and watching them grow. she always told me that she didn't believe in pesticides, and she showed me all the great ways you could grow a garden, and still deter pests. One of her famous tips I still use today is putting a pie tin of beer out to attract the slugs!

Now that I have a family of my own, I love to garden the samy way grandma did . . . organically. My family and I get to enjoy fresh organic fruits and veggies. I enjoy knowing my family is getting the best! Grandma gave me "organic ways".




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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?

"Working for the Kansas State Extension Service has given me an opportunity to interact with many gardeners. Gardeners have this optimistic, nurturing outlook on life. They have their own unique ways of enjoying their passion. The joy of gardening is just not in the success of growing plants but growing people. I have learned this firsthand working with our dedicated Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners. This dedicated group gives so much back to the community. For me the joy of gardening is more than plants. It's really about celebrating the people who garden."

-- Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent, Johnson County Kansas State Research and Extension

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