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?

"The thing that amazes me about gardening is that one can plant a small seed or root a cutting and watch it grow into something incredible. Whether it is an annual full of color or a towering tree, it is a remarkable thing to watch them grow and develop."

-- Brent Pemberton, Professor, Ornamental Horticulture and Plant Physiology, Texas A&M Agricultural Research and Extension Center

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