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.


Garden Wish - Marian Z.

I live in Ulster County in New York and have the bad luck of deers destroying my gardens each year. I have tried the old wives tales of soap and eggs as well as new deer spray deterants which usually with the breezes ends up on me a lot more than the flowers and bushes, oh yes of course a sudden unexpected rain fall occurs after I sprayed. I had a beautiful stone wall that the plowers thought would stand up to their monster-like shovel, but has not. I would love to create a tranquil environments that is secluded from the deer world and passing cars where plants can be protected, weeds can be kept at bay, and my family isn't on exhibit. Not a huge space, but a special place with rocks, and stones and shading trees, colorful flowers and unusual planters. A place where slugs and bugs can be kept at a minimal. A place where my mom can visit and have a lovely siesta. A place where I can entertain and have it be a memorable occasion. I love where I am and only wish to have a lovely garden and not a garden to feed the wilds.

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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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