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?

"During his imprisonment of 27 years, Nelson Mandela and his colleagues refused to participate in prison work assignments. Instead he spent his time tending a small garden on the prison rooftop, consisting of about two dozen oil drums in which he grew the following vegetables: Beans, Chillies, Beetroot, Lettuce, Broccoli, Onions, Cabbage, Peppers, Cauliflower, Spinach, Brinjal (Eggplant), Tomatoes and Strawberries. The challenge for all of us, to grow a ‘Nelson Mandela garden’ this year. 'Living isn’t just about doing for yourself, but what you do for others as well.' -Nelson Mandela"

-- Peter Prakke, Allergy Friendly Schoolyard(c)

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