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.


Future Masterpiece - Lija D.

With a new house comes a new garden. That is my case. Recently in August 2005 my husband and I purchased our first home and am enjoying it immensely. With the inside done it is now time to turn our attention to the outside backyard. I am so excited to be able to venture into gardening for the first time. It has been a dream to be able to grow vegetable and be able to eat them that nite for dinner. Since this will be my first attempt at gardening it will be very simple. A raised planting bed vegetable garden 12 ft long x 3 ft deep x 1 ft high. I would love to be able to container plant flowers of different varieties and make an attempt at planting and growing blueberries & strawberries as well. So as you can see this garden is a blank slate just waiting to be created into a masterpiece.

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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?

"Ah April, our National Garden Month! Deciduous trees with tender green new leaves, rose bushes bursting with buds and energy, seeds suddenly sprouting in our gardens. After another winter, gardening liberates us, makes us feel whole again. Let’s get some real dirt under our fingernails!"

-- Tom Ogren, Director, The Society for Allergy-Friendly Environmental (SAFE) Gardening

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