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?

"Now is the time to plant many of the grasses and wildflowers that are part of the "rainforest" in our area of the planet - the plains and prairies. The time to reaffirm our faith that there will indeed be a future. A time to remind ourselves that each of us has the right and the responsibility to create little spots of health on an ailing planet. A time to do our part, in the hope that our children and our children's children might have a chance to experience the joys of watching the earth wake up from a long winter's rest to flower into a beautiful spring."

-- Bill Neiman, Native American Seed

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