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?

"MULCH, MULCH, MULCH. Add four to six inches of an organic mulch, such as bark chips, beneath the entire root zone of trees and shrubs. Dona**t pile the chips near plant trunks, however. Mulch encourages healthier plants, reducing the needs for pesticides and fertilizers. Benefits of mulch: Retains moisture. Keeps soil temperature constant, reducing plant stress. Suppresses weeds. Gradually increases soil organic matter, feeding the soil. Attracts beneficial organisms that improve soil fertility and porosity. Protects roots and plants from mechanical injury. On hillsides and around rural homes, it suppresses the spread of brush fires."

-- Fred Hoffman, producer-host KFBK/KSTE, Farmer Fred

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