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?

"Because watching things grow and bloom rejuvenates the spirit and engages the mind in the wonder and diversity that exists in the world around us! Experiencing the vast variety in the plant kingdom is what gardening is all about. Additionally, in the face of continued habitat loss, conservation through horticulture is one of the ways many of the worlds most amazing species will be preserved over time."

-- Darrin Norton, Owner, Mountain Orchids

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