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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How Her Garden Grew - Heather M.

I believe my garden is truly the most special of gardens. My fiance, 16 month old daughter and I live in his grandparents house, 3 houses down from his parents house. Years ago, not only did his grandfather build this house by hand, his grandmother religiously cared for the gardens around the house. His mother had a huge garden beautiful flowers in a beautiful arraingement that blossomed every year....until they were taken over by an unknown weed. SHe wanted to keep her garden going but the weed kept coming back year after year, bigger and bigger. Last summer her and I uprooted all that we could salvage from the weed and transplanted them in the garden beds at her mothers house...where we live now. We now have a beautiful garden contributed from 2 generations and being nurtered by the 3rd. It is very special to us and I hope that I can now teach my daughter how her garden grew.




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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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