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.


Hurry Up! - Angie E.

Hurry and grow dear garden, you don't have much time! These are words I whisper each spring, as the snow has almost melted and it is already late April!

Alas, living in the cold, north country, beautiful, but stubbornly holding on to it's icy grip of winter a little longer.

Sometimes, I just wonder what it would be like to have a long, warm spring, followed by a hot summer, then a blisfully long autumn, before we are handed over once again to winter\'s cold embrace.

When the weather finally warms, I toil happily in my flower garden, ingoring the aches and pains of my unused winter muscles. I delight in each new green shoot that signals each plant\'s renewal!

I developed a love for gardening later in my life, but each project was done with tender care, the archway with tender grapevines enfolding it, the yellow daylilies, carefully mulched each spring, each to delight to behold!

Each morning the bright sunshine, the healthy green leaves and the vibrant flowers all call to me of hope and a new beginning!

Grow fast my dear garden, soak up the sunshine, turn your faces upward and believe!

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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?

"Now is the time to plant many of the grasses and wildflowers that are part of the "rainforest" in our area of the planet - the plains and prairies. The time to reaffirm our faith that there will indeed be a future. A time to remind ourselves that each of us has the right and the responsibility to create little spots of health on an ailing planet. A time to do our part, in the hope that our children and our children's children might have a chance to experience the joys of watching the earth wake up from a long winter's rest to flower into a beautiful spring."

-- Bill Neiman, Native American Seed

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