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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True Treasure - Samantha A.

My dream came true when my husband and I were able to buy our first home in Seattle. The 1890 Farmhouse was hard to resist but it was really the garden that I adopted from the previous owner that made the new house a true treasure. She was a wild gardener, skilled in the ways of organic gardening an native plants. As abundant as the garden is, it is equally overgrowen, crowded, and chaotic.

I have found myself spending hours in the yard planning, creating, and imagining how the garden and I will grow together over the next few years.

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. I am truely looking forward to the hours I will spend in the garden as Spring and Summer take hold.




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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?

"In this stressful and crazy world, taking time out to literally smell the flowers is the best thing we can do to reconnect with the Earth, with nature, with ourselves. Stop. Look around. Put your hands in the soil, get dirt under your nails. Let your bare feet feel the green grass of spring. Let the sun kiss your skin. Breathe in the peace and joy of living. Create Eden in your own yard."

-- Onalee Israel, Onalee's Seeds, LLC

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