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.


Not Yet a Garden - Rachelle O.

I don't have a garden in reality. What I have is my grandmas old house, and the 3 or 4 remnants left of the once lush plants she so carefully pruned. They haven't been taken care of, since she died years ago.

There are 3 rose bushes. I cut them back with my eyes closed last fall, this was the first time I've pruned anything, let alone the gigantic responsibility of potentially killing one of the remaining plants in the yard.

They are already coming in green and healthy looking. I almost wept with gratitude. I think my grandma did too.

Already budding, is what I believe is a magnolia tree. There is no grass at it's roots, I'm not sure if it's because of the shaded canopy, or it it just likes the smell of damp earth.

We just received a composter for Christmas. So I know one way or another, this not yet a garden, that once was, is here to stay.

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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!

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Why Garden?

"Gardeners are the most joyously generous people I've ever met. I never leave a garden empty-handed; whether with seeds, plants, or a portion of the harvest (double in zucchini season). I always go away with more enthusiasm, courage, and wisdom than when I arrived. That's because real gardeners want other gardeners to succeed. The best gardeners grow other gardeners."

-- Therese Ciesinski, In the Dirt newsletter editor,

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