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?

"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

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