National Garden Month

This is My Garden

We are all proud of our gardens, whether they're an arrangement of containers on the fire escape or an elaborate floral masterpiece open to the public. To celebrate National Garden Month 2006, we invited readers to share their garden tales with us for our "This is My Garden" Sweepstakes. Here are some of the stories we received.

Featured Story: In Loving Memory

I started my memorial garden February and at the time had no idea how it was to turn out. Jimmy my best friend and fiance helped me get started and with direction of the garden. He landscaped the pond (which became the focal point of Jonathan's memory garden) and I choose, planted and maintained all the of the beautiful flowers and ... Read more »

More Stories

Turning Out Hardy »
Garden Within a Garden »
Growing Up »
New Beginnings »
{* long *} Sensory Garden »
Deciding to Cure »
Precious Heirloom »
Not Yet a Garden »
Sentimental Gardener »
Garden Wings »
Hooked »
Hurry Up! »
Yellow Bird »
Happiness Grows in Our Own Backyard »
Getting Dirty »
{* short *} Future Masterpiece »
Garden Wish »
Piece of the Country »
Puttin' a Hit on the Trees »
Bringing Out the Gardener »
Legacy of Love »
How Her Garden Grew »
Family Garden »
True Treasure »
Pretty on the Fences »
Healthy Road »
Thrifty Gardener »
Nielsen Farm »
Roots »
How Wonderful It Looks »
My Little Garden »
Yellow Bird »
Always in Transition »
Tradition »
The Wild Garden »
Garden Babies »
Big in Flavor »
Love for Flowers »
Planning Ahead »
Organic Ways »
Gardening on the Rocks »
Renovate »

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Gila Crossing
Community School

Kincaid Elementary

Happiness Grows in Our Own Backyard

Getting Dirty


"How Wonderful It Looks"

My Little Garden

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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