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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Gardening on the Rocks - Tony R.

My garden story is about a 15'x5 triangle between my driveway and my patio. When I moved in to the house there were some evergreens and 3" thick lava rock. I was too lazy to remove the rock by hand, so I paid a guy to remove the bushes, and then I buried all of the debri and rocks in the holes and under the soil. Due to the amount of rocks still all over the garden, I was only able to plant seedlings and tiny 2" perenials. (Even that was a lot of work.)

The funny part is that every year people stop their cars and comment on how wonderful it is and what my secret is that the plants get so big. I guess that the plants are forced to grow deep roots in the rocks. I never fertilize and never spend more than $20 a year on plants. Its hilarious to me, but people have asked me to design their gardens.




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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?

"For me, gardening was born out of necessity to landscape barren property with few funds. Once I began digging things out of the woods, then transplanting them to the house, I read what I could find online and in books. Each planting brought another opportunity to fill a blank, as well as learn more about the diversity of the plant world. One of the many wonderful things about gardening, is that it is a never-ending source of learning."

-- Karen Manasco, Owner, Wuv'n Acres Gardens

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