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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Family Garden- Scott D

This is my first garden at my new house. I moved out from the city to be near my parents. As they grow older, our roles are reversing. One of my earliest childhood memories was the tending of the family garden. My mother's uncle would come out from the city on vacation and teach me about getting my hands dirty and how insects and plants work together. I have consulted with my parents on many aspects of the house including it's purchase, as a way to regroup as a family. Gardening will be a very important part of our lives this summer, as my father recovers from his bout with cancer. I'll be building a patio near the garden so we can reminisce about Uncle John and his perfect tomatoes.




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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?

"Working for the Kansas State Extension Service has given me an opportunity to interact with many gardeners. Gardeners have this optimistic, nurturing outlook on life. They have their own unique ways of enjoying their passion. The joy of gardening is just not in the success of growing plants but growing people. I have learned this firsthand working with our dedicated Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners. This dedicated group gives so much back to the community. For me the joy of gardening is more than plants. It's really about celebrating the people who garden."

-- Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent, Johnson County Kansas State Research and Extension

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