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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Love for Flowers - Bonnie L.

Gardening of all types is in my blood!I love to have an vegetable garden but my favorite is my flowers. My love for flowers all year around is from my grandma. I live in CO and can't have year round flowers like I did in CA. Seeing the different types of flowers in my garden makes my heart bumble! My love for roses, lilacs, sweet peas to annuals of all type just full me with so much joy! Watching each flower develop is so much fun to view as the blooms open and the smells are overwelling! The delightment of planting a garden is beyond words because seeing this world with gardens of flowers is an exquistie feeling for me! I take time to stop, smell & look at what the Masters hand did for me!




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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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