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?

"Gardening is about creating one’s own paradise and living in it. Whether one’s garden is as tiny as a patio or porch or wide as the sky, designing and tending it can be an ecstatic addiction, a passionate love affair with a dream that never quite comes true, but perhaps eventually it will. In winter we gardeners pore over seed catalogues with joyful hearts. Next year, we think, the garden will be better than ever. Let those who consider gardening a chore, go find something else to do and leave this joyful task to gardeners like me!"

-- Pat Welsh, Author/public speaker, patwelsh.com

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