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?

"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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