Sunday, January 15, 2006

gardening

Many older individuals who are physically able are avid gardeners. Preparing the soil, planting, and watching things grow gives a person a great sense of accomplishment, and the older individual is no exception. Gardening not only can offer enjoyment, but can also provide fresh vegetables and fruits.
If an older person's health fails so that he or she cannot cultivate a garden as in the past, he or she may consider a miniature garden plot, which may be the size of a flower bed or even a window box. Growing flowers, shrubs, and houseplants can also provide an interesting activity. Some older individuals may get so involved with flowers and houseplants that they will expand into a greenhouse.
Deedy, J. Your Aging Parents. Chicago: The Thomas More Press, 1984.

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