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.


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?

"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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