Fall is a wonderful season for planting containers! I just planted a large pot of herbs that I will keep in a sunny spot on the deck until the spring - many of the plants will last through the winter providing a bit of garden freshness for our kitchen.
Containers can be useful for those with physical disabilities if they are located in an accessible area of the yard, patio or porch. Taller pots can provide wheelchair-bound people with the renewed ability to garden, enabling them to care for plants that may be out of reach in a standard garden bed. Many people who are physically or otherwise challenged may feel that they must give up gardening. For some people growing and tending plants has been a part of their lives for many years and being able to put their fingers in the earth again can create hope for the future. As a registered horticultural therapist (HTR) and personal plant consultant, I work with a diverse clientele to access this empowering activity. www.blossomllc.com.
Container gardens can run the gamut, from a single beautiful annual or perennial in a pot….
To blueberries or other small fruiting plants…..
Spring lettuce, swiss chard and green beans in large pots on the patio of a wheelchair-bound gardener….
Herbs potted up for winter outside the kitchen door….
Large, decorative pot gracing the corner of a deck….
Ornate urn with several plants that will last for years…..
The list of plants for containers is limited only by your imagination, space and available light.
For information regarding my work as a horticultural therapist, or as a Personal Plant Consultant, please contact me through my website: www.blossomllc.com