Obviously, every individual’s issues are different, so it is not possible to have a one-way-fits-all approach. But my plan is to talk about the plants that I have, and issues related to gardening with disabilities.
The focus will be on easy, low-cost, gardening. So these posts could appeal to anyone, but especially to those with health issues or limited time (and/or funds) to spend gardening.
The primary issues that now impact my ability to garden are my allergies and an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that severely limits what I can do physically. Therefore, I need things that are low pollen, low fragrance, and require as little maintenance as possible.
Also I don’t have much in the way of “spare funds”, so I need things that are free, or near-free. And cost me nothing, or near nothing, to maintain. In other words: there will be no expensive planting posts here.
I know a great deal more about gardening for food, than I do about gardening for decoration/enjoyment. My family always raised a large vegetable garden. Unfortunately, that entire area of the property now floods too often to raise a garden there. (Due to very extensive logging that was done upstream from us, causing a much larger amount of water run-off into the local creek. Grrr But that’s a rant for another day.)
These posts will be primarily about gardening for enjoyment – the little things that I have around my house that help make it feel like my home.
More coming soon!