All Things Gardening forum: Green, Life-Giving & Forever Young

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Name: Will Creed
NYC
Professional indoor plant consultan
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WillC
Mar 27, 2018 10:30 AM CST
I came across this article in my files and found it both inspiring and informative. Of course, anyone interested in gardening doesn't need to be persuaded as to the importance of plants. But this article frames it differently and along the way explains simply just how plants function, grow and reproduce.

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/0...
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
Monetwwqi
Mar 27, 2018 11:14 AM CST
What a wonderful article. Thank you for passing it along.🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids Tropicals Region: Mexico
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lauriebasler
Mar 29, 2018 10:51 PM CST
That was great, world famous author. Thank you. Happy Easter.
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America Deer Region: New York Birds Cat Lover
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Container Gardener Hostas Tropicals Dog Lover Hummingbirder
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Christine
Mar 30, 2018 5:53 AM CST
I enjoyed that, great article Smiling Thanks for sharing Will
Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Mar 30, 2018 1:12 PM CST
Fabulous article. I'm about to (9 DAYS) finish my Occupational Therapy graduate degree

A lot of people say OT? is that like PT? Neeeyaahish- Yes and no.

Pt looks at your body and assumes if they can fix the biomechanical deficit function will follow and function will lead to a rich and rewarding life.
OT takes the opposite approach- what makes a life rich and rewarding then work down to environment activities and then anatomy,

I can't tell you how much value there is, especially for people living with a disability - to take sole responsibility for another dependent life form- Even- especially if an injury makes it so you can't dress yourself or you become frail or society isolates you in your old age-

life begets life
renewal is contagious
growth is catchy
struggle is shared

Noticing that new root in a vase, that new bud struggling toward the light
Its very impactful - for me as a fully able avid gardener- and also for people who struggle with mental, physical or environmental hurdles. Its admirable and meaningful and a shared experience.

So if anyone has cuttings laying around- take them to your local senior center or community group or after school program- even the hardest inner city teen delinquents can benefit from that connection- delivering care and reaping the rewards in a very simple way- its hugely symbolic and it allows for an experience that may be new- fostering life, generating measurable productivity- Its very powerful
[Last edited by Turbosaurus - Mar 30, 2018 1:15 PM (+)]
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