Blooms With Meaning

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Where I work we recently purchased four lovely bronze planters that presently  stand outside the doors to the Carroll Center Tech building with full lush ’mums in them. Soon enough, these will die back as winter arrives.   Not wanting to see those planters empty, I purchased spring blooming bulbs and relocated the planters from outside […]

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Living Gifts

Living Gifts

With the fall closing in and Thanksgiving only a month away, you can create living gifts now, before life gets crazy, by planting bulbs in pots. There are two types of bulb that have been specially treated so that they can be grown without leaving them in a cold dark place for weeks (a process […]

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Porch Potatoes

A white bucket with 3 little seed potatoes spaced out in the soil. A bag of potting soil is close by on the left.

    Gardening is supposed to be a pleasure, but not when you are new to blindness. I once weeded up an entire row of my father’s newly planted carrots.  While you are beginning to adjust you may need to rest up some of the time. Being a couch potato can be depressing, but sitting […]

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Selecting Your Gifts Unseen

Flowering plants for sale at a grocery store in Freemantle, Western Australia

  There are 3 challenges to gift buying when your sight is poor, or you have no vision. The first is getting to the stores you like; the second is picking out the item from the hundreds around you, but which are not on display to you; and the third is selecting the gift in […]

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