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.


Yellow Bird - Rae M.

One day when my husband was watering his vegetable garden - he called to me.. There was a yellow bird flitting in the spray for his hose. Loved diving in and out and trying to catch the spray. Suddenly the bird flew to his hand to rest & go do it again. Such excitement! After turning off the hose he walked to a neighbors To tell what just went on. Suddenly the bird flew over there and landed on his shoulder (looking for more spray). Come to find out it was a parakeet. Must have been a pet that got out. We gave him to a friend who named him after my husband. our garden really attracts different things.

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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 is about creating one’s own paradise and living in it. Whether one’s garden is as tiny as a patio or porch or wide as the sky, designing and tending it can be an ecstatic addiction, a passionate love affair with a dream that never quite comes true, but perhaps eventually it will. In winter we gardeners pore over seed catalogues with joyful hearts. Next year, we think, the garden will be better than ever. Let those who consider gardening a chore, go find something else to do and leave this joyful task to gardeners like me!"

-- Pat Welsh, Author/public speaker,

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