Richard likes the fact Jenny is using containers. Containers show one doesn't need a permanent place to garden. The containers here are so
important because a lot of participants cannot get down in the garden, they can't get on their hands and knees and work in the soil. Thus
these containers are a perfect solution. They have many different varieties, in particular some are large and plastic. Which means they're
lightweight. They take old plastic pots, line the bottom with something like empty cans or plastic bottles, then fill it with soil. This
makes them easy to lift. They can take them out of the hot sun and bring it into the shade for the participant. They also have wonderful
wooden planters. They're elevated, on legs, like a table. They're wheelchair accessible and a great height to stand and work. It's
comfortable. One can easily reach to the middle of the container to work. Some elevated containers have been fitted with wheels or
casters, these enable Jenny to move them around easily. These adaptations allow everybody to garden, it's inclusive.
By Susan Martin for Proven Winners,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
By now, we're all aware of how critically important it is to support the pollinators that produce so much of the food we eat and the flowers that enhance our surroundings. We all need to do what we can to provide a beneficial habitat, food and shelter for all kinds of bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. Here are five new perennials we're introducing this year that pollinators will love.
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