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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Bringing Out the Gardener - Teresa W.

For 14 years I lived in San Diego with a backyard that was just a concrete patio with a pool and only a tiny front yard. Other than my tending my houseplants, I did very little gardening. Then three years ago my family and I moved back home to Kansas, bought a house with 3 1/2 acres and all that wide open space brought out the latent gardener in me! I started with a long strip of bare earth at the top of a rock wall, at the back of of our house and planted, planted, planted! Now there are flowers and herbs that attract butterflies and hummingbirds and give me a real sense of joy.




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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?

"For me, gardening was born out of necessity to landscape barren property with few funds. Once I began digging things out of the woods, then transplanting them to the house, I read what I could find online and in books. Each planting brought another opportunity to fill a blank, as well as learn more about the diversity of the plant world. One of the many wonderful things about gardening, is that it is a never-ending source of learning."

-- Karen Manasco, Owner, Wuv'n Acres Gardens

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