Having taken the Master Gardeners class this past fall I need to complete 30 hours of volunteer work to receive my certificate. Since I am spending an extraordinary amount of time with my dad at Superior Care Nursing Home, creating a patio garden with and for the residents seemed to fit the ticket. Alas,
Club was born. Superior Blooms Garden
Wow! What a surprise show of enthusiasm from the staff, residents and their families as well as the community. Activity directors, Erin and Brenda as well as other staff eagerly took the residents to the patio this past fall to watch as lettuce seeds germinated and pansies bloomed. Resident’s family members have volunteered to help with projects.
An artist from
|Fall kale in patio planter|
Superior Blooms will be a focus of my gardening in 2012. I am looking forward to learning from other Master Gardeners and from Melody on ways to garden in a small, somewhat shady space. But most of all I am looking forward to helping residents, and especially my dad, rediscover their passion for gardening.