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When is National Garden Month?
The month of April is always National Garden Month. Each and every year!
Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month.

What is this Holiday for?
National Garden Month is for celebrating the garden whether it's an indoor garden, an outdoor garden, a patio garden or what ever it may be. The month of April is for enjoying the growing plants that God & nature has created and taking pride in looking, touching and smelling the beautiful plants that you yourself takes care of. National Garden Month is a time to be thankful for all the plants, trees, herbs and shrubs that landscape our surroundings. It's a time where school classrooms study about gardening. It's a time when Sunday school teaching about the garden of eve and all the plants mentioned in the bible.

If you have never had a garden before don't let that stop you from learning how to have your very own garden. There are many types of gardens and you can always start out small. Maybe you would like to test the waters out by adding a few plants in pots and have yourself a patio garden to start out with. Let this month be the month you start to learn about plants, how they effect our environment, how they effect our moods and healing, and last but not least; how we can heal from what we grow. You see a garden is not only about a pretty flowers. It can be about much much more! Start reading, learning and experimenting now and I bet you will love every minute of it.

A look into Gardening Related Holidays
January - Mail Order Gardening Month
March - National Flower Month.
March 21 - National Fragrance Day.
May 1 - Plant a Flower Day.
May - National Salad Month
May - Second week is National Herb Week.
May 19th - Plant something Day!
May 30th - Water a Flower Day!
June - Perennial Gardening Month
June -  National Rose Month.
June 13 -  Weed your garden day.
August - More Herbs Less Salt Day.
November - Vegan Month - (the vegan diet)
December - International Calendar Awareness Month.
See the complete Garden Holiday List Here!
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What is the definition of Gardening? (see Gardening for list of How-to articles)
Gardening is the practice of growing plants for their attractive flowers or foliage, and vegetables or fruits for consumption. Gardening is a human activity used to produce edible foods and use plants to beautify their local environmental conditions. Its scale ranges: from fruit orchards, to long boulevards plantings with one or more different types of shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants, to residential yards including lawns and foundation plantings, to large or small containers grown inside or outside. Gardening may often be very specific, with only one type of plant grown, or involve a large number of different plants in mixed plantings. It involves an active participation in the growing of plants and tends to be labor intensive, which differentiates it from farming or forestry. wikipedia
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Types of gardening

Residential gardening takes place near the home, in a space referred to as the garden. Although a garden typically is located on the land near a residence, it may also be located on a roof, in an atrium, on a balcony, in a windowbox, or on a patio or vivarium.

Indoor gardening is concerned with the growing of houseplants within a residence or building, in a conservatory, or in a greenhouse. Indoor gardens are sometimes incorporated as part of air conditioning or heating systems.

Water gardening is concerned with growing plants adapted to pools and ponds. Bog gardens are also considered a type of water garden.  A simple water garden may consist solely of a tub containing the water and plant(s).

Container gardening is concerned with growing plants in any type of container either indoors or outdoors. Common containers are pots, hanging baskets, and planters. Container gardening is usually used in atriums and on balconies, patios, and roof tops.

Community gardening is a social activity in which an area of land is gardened by a group of people, providing access to fresh produce and plants as well as access to satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. Community gardens are typically owned in trust by local governments or nonprofits.
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Theme Gardening
Herb Gardening: A Herb Garden is a garden specifically designed and used for the cultivation of cooking , magical, and/or medicinal herbs.  During the medieval period, monks and nuns developed specialist medical knowledge and grew the necessary herbs in specialist gardens. Typical plants were rosemary, parsley, sage, marjoram, thyme, mint, rue, angelica, bay, oregano, dill and basil. With the advance of medical and botanical sciences in Renaissance Europe, monastic herb gardens developed into botanical gardens. The section in which herbs was grown became known as a Garden of Simples. Modern herb gardens may be purely functional or may be ornamental, sometimes as part of a design and containing boxes and raised beds. The development of alternative medicine is also encouraging people to grow and use fresh herbs.  wikipedia.org

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Country / National Flower / Information:  National Flowers are a symbol of the representing country. Some national flowers have cultural or religious roots that go back hundreds or even thousands of years and may or may not have been officially adopted. Others have been adopted only in recent years as a result of growing environmental consciousness. In any case, flowers are found to have assumed a significant importance not just in the lives of some persons but the whole nations and in fact, the whole world.
What does the Bible say about Gardening? Revelation 11:18 says that God "will bring to ruin those ruining the earth". (New Worlds Translation) Genesis 1:28 shows us that mankind was suppose to care for the earth (then partly a paradise garden) and to spread that garden all across the globe.  --- (Genesis 1:29-30) "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be food for you. And to the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food. And it was so.". --- Deuteronomy 8:7-9  For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land--a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; 8) a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9) a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.  --- Ezekiel 47:12  Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing."
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How can I Celebrate National Garden Month?

Enjoy being outside around plants and nature! Get outside and get to grilling!  - Visit our Grilling & BBQ Directory to learn great grilling tips and recipes. 

Have a Planting Party! -  Find a great project that your church or community can work together on and have a planting party. It could be a childrens park somewhere that is in need of attention.  Maybe you have a lot of plants that need to be planted but you just don't have the strength or the time to do it all by yourself. A perfect answer to that is to plan a planting party on a cool afternoon and get others to help you with the job. Say thank you by feeding them a nice homemade meal and maybe give them a small plant party favor. Helping others is rewarding and giving back a thank you is special as well.

Learn about flowering plants and gardening! - Gardening is fasinating and there's always a lot to learn and a lot of subjects to choose from. If your ready to get that green thumb then here's a book source for you.


Grow your own plants! - Go to the plant store and pick yourself out a new variety of plant that you've never seen before and put that green thumb to growing it. It's fun to see new plants grow.

Blog with us about it! -  We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and tell us about your favorite cleaning day or your favorite cleaner recipe.

Send FREE E-Greeting! - Fill your life with the color and fragrance of beautiful flowers on Gardening Month. Make all you know and love feel special by spreading love and happiness in their lives too with our elegant and cute ecards. Gardening month ecards  /  Garden Festival ecards Plant Something Day ecards  /  Flower Day  /  Wildflower Week
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