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.


Piece of the Country - Ruth J.

I grew up in the country and we always had a large vegetable garden. After college I married a gentleman from new york city. We agreed to live at the edge of the city of Rochester NY. I miss the country. I started a vegestable in the back yard. Each year it's gotten more complex and a little larger. My husband can't believe how many varieties and the amount of vegetables that I squeeze out of the space. He even put a fence up around it for me and helps me till and put stakes in.

My gardening has given me back a piece of the country I can't live without.

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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?

"Gardening is about creating one’s own paradise and living in it. Whether one’s garden is as tiny as a patio or porch or wide as the sky, designing and tending it can be an ecstatic addiction, a passionate love affair with a dream that never quite comes true, but perhaps eventually it will. In winter we gardeners pore over seed catalogues with joyful hearts. Next year, we think, the garden will be better than ever. Let those who consider gardening a chore, go find something else to do and leave this joyful task to gardeners like me!"

-- Pat Welsh, Author/public speaker,

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