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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  claudiamedic on 6/7/2012, 5:43 pm

Here's a link for the Garden Rack that was mentioned earlier. It looks like it would be a great solution for those of us in wheelchairs! Maybe next year I'll talk someone into building me one.Garden Rack

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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  LittleGardener on 6/8/2012, 11:43 pm

@gwennifer wrote:
I think the triangle beds around a tree trunk sounds neat.
Made me think of this raised bed built in a shape called the Versailles Sunburst
that I've always admired:

In the interest of giving credit where it's due,
you can buy it here at www.frameitall.com or they sell the kits at Home Depot too.

THANK you so much of making me aware. I love it! I love you

*goes to check it out pronto* ~ & other related Creative-resources... feel Free to share sunny

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Post  LittleGardener on 6/9/2012, 5:02 pm

Since $350+ is far too expensive for us, Homemade Smile is the option.
The petals in my design are reversed, with ends pointing towards the Tree-trunk, with six-eight petals in a circle.

Now to getting the wood. Any idea's where we can get some cheap?
And what about using other materials like bricks, filled in with dirt.

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/9/2012, 9:55 pm

@LittleGardener wrote:Since $350+ is far too expensive for us, Homemade Smile is the option.
The petals in my design are reversed, with ends pointing towards the Tree-trunk, with six-eight petals in a circle.

Now to getting the wood. Any idea's where we can get some cheap?
And what about using other materials like bricks, filled in with dirt.

Anything you can get for free or cheap can work and adds to the individuality of YOUR garden. Make it all your own! I am a big believer of free and improvise!

GG

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Post  Lindacol on 6/9/2012, 11:07 pm

Search your local raigslist for wood or even already made garden beds. Check the free list and the materials and farm & garden secions. You can find some interesting stuff, sometimes very reasonable or even free.

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Post  LittleGardener on 6/10/2012, 12:38 am

@Lindacol wrote:
Search your local raigslist for wood or even already made garden beds.
Check the free list and the materials and farm & garden secions.
You can find some interesting stuff, sometimes very reasonable or even free.
Yes, have the Craigslist-FREE section bookmarked. Now added the Farm&Garden section. Thanks for reminder Smile

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/10/2012, 8:45 am

You can also sign up for Freecycle. All stuff must be FREE. Not all areas have a network set up, but give it a try. You can post what you have to give away or what you are looking for and if anyone in your area can comply they will post back.

http://www.freecycle.org/

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Post  LittleGardener on 6/11/2012, 3:10 am

@Goosegirl wrote:You can also sign up for Freecycle. All stuff must be FREE. You can post what you have to give away or what you are looking for and
if anyone in your area can comply they will post back.

http://www.freecycle.org/

GG
Wow! - Thank you so much!

and speaking of FREE - I just had another flower Creative breakthru...
(beats a breakdown tongue anyday LOL)

See, I have wanted for years to create a Plant-design using certain Letters,
but couldn't figger-out how. - Well, Eureka! I have a (bazillion cheers POTS),
I can just arrange them in the shape of the letters, and voila done!

I'm soo excited! Thank you all sunny

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/11/2012, 7:33 am

Fun idea with the Letters! You will have to post some pics when you get them arranged. I need any ideas people can throw at me!

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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  LittleGardener on 7/18/2012, 11:53 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:Fun idea with the Letters! You will have to post some pics when you get them arranged. I need any ideas people can throw at me!
Hi GG,
1st. need to learn how to work the Video-recorder before figgering out how to get dem picts. uploaded. But I enjoy Very Happy everyone else's...
In the meantime, did read Mel's latest Garden book. - Yesterday, started repping people here for your wonderful help thanks God Bless you all...

(Halfway thru planting the 'window-boxes' with more Begonias, Coleus, Delphiniums, Geraniums, Lilies, & petunias, etc - it occurred to me to maybe plant the veggies there instead. Looks a bit odd thinking doncha think?
Gathering more materials for year-round sunny successful gardening.



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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  walshevak on 7/19/2012, 12:34 am

Nothing at all wrong with planting veggies in window boxes. Or some nice herbs for cooking.

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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  LittleGardener on 7/19/2012, 11:25 pm

@walshevak wrote:Nothing at all wrong with planting veggies in window boxes. Or some nice herbs for cooking.
Kay
Soo right: http://www.fennelandfern.co.uk/blog/2012/05/03/vertical-gardening/ the Vertical Edible balcony Smile

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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  AvaDGardner on 7/23/2012, 4:55 pm

@LittleGardener wrote:Since $350+ is far too expensive for us, Homemade Smile is the option.
The petals in my design are reversed, with ends pointing towards the Tree-trunk, with six-eight petals in a circle.

Now to getting the wood. Any idea's where we can get some cheap?
And what about using other materials like bricks, filled in with dirt.

LG...if you plant under a tree, then you made a shade garden...unless the tree is bare! And then it should be removed, because it will fall at some time.

Shade gardening is slower going, and the plants do need some hours of sunshine.

Is your tree positioned to allow that?

It's a lovely idea...a flower on the top (leaves) and a flower on the ground (SFG).

What were your 4 toxic treatments?

Ava

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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  LittleGardener on 7/23/2012, 6:25 pm

Hi
re 4 toxic treatments: NOT belong in a 'Garden'-forum, so please stop asking, how 3 injected poisons finally caused my heart to fail pale. Mentioned briefly, so people knew am not in a wheelchair. And more importantly as from previous acts of medical malpractice, so from this too I have every intention of again healing. Plus I've helped others also heal, so this should come as Good cheers news: Plants can heal, animals can heal, & we humans too can heal when encouraged with empowering happy hi resources.
and
re the Tree & flower plant idea: alot has changed in only one month; so already we're on to bigger Very Happy dreams, goals, & plans. Amidst having 2 family-members to heal, aside running a house, & everything else. - I love this Forum: an eternal-resource of good things, if only I can ever read & implement them all.

Enjoy this week sunny Ava




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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  AvaDGardner on 7/23/2012, 7:49 pm

Just trying to get to know you, LG. You mentioned the treatments in your OP. :scratch:

As you see from the many posts in your thread, there are a lot of people with different disabilities on the forum. It's a help filled community!

Yes, the body can heal itself. The Creator knew what He was doing! Given the right materials, the body can show a quick response.

To your garden!

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Post  AvaDGardner on 7/23/2012, 7:52 pm

Bob, thank for the info on the GardenRack! It is almost identical to what I submitted to the nursing facility for TT Gardens for those with wheelchairs, walkers or free moving ...all done with the input of many of the forum members.

Ava

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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  LittleGardener on 7/23/2012, 8:22 pm

in the late 90's as a manager of geriatric group homes, I surveyed Residents as to what kind of gardening they enjoyed before. Next sans an elevator, started the one wheelchair-limited person off with pots in the window-sill, while I instituted a progressive Very Happy Exercise class, during which we pretended to be gardening and talked about what fun they'd have when we got there. - Then, as they demonstrated ability to safely navigate the 20-steps down the stairs, & too crossing a hilly parking lot, they eagerly ventured forth into the Garden area a distance away, where I had arranged for pots, loamy soil, seeds, seedlings& hand tools for them to have a blast. They LOVED every minute I love you of it, especially the Salads for our Picnics they too got to enjoy ... ah yes! Gardening-success

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Post  LittleGardener on 9/8/2012, 2:01 am

Guess what! everyone,
The Compost-pile is growing, & drying, & changing into Very-good growing resource already, so it's going into black bags, stacked on top of big black plastic-sheets (neighbor threw away). - Too I need Face-to-face okay support, so I'm joining 2 Garden groups: Seed-savers, & W.Wa.Fruit-trees, how kewl! Wink
At my 1st. meeting
I learned how to finally eliminate the HUGE LAUREL (gobbling up our yard,+neighbor's). That monstrosity's going bye-bye!
Also, there's a gardener not far away, who turned a concrete-jungle, into a lush Food-garden using but Wood-chips?? Hard to believe, called "back to Eden" Have you heard of it? Incredible. - Well, I pray for mountains bounce of Compost: the best. - How are you all doing? Great! wave smile hopefully...

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Post  southern gardener on 9/8/2012, 1:28 pm

@LittleGardener wrote:Guess what! everyone,
The Compost-pile is growing, & drying, & changing into Very-good growing resource already, so it's going into black bags, stacked on top of big black plastic-sheets (neighbor threw away). - Too I need Face-to-face okay support, so I'm joining 2 Garden groups: Seed-savers, & W.Wa.Fruit-trees, how kewl! Wink
At my 1st. meeting
I learned how to finally eliminate the HUGE LAUREL (gobbling up our yard,+neighbor's). That monstrosity's going bye-bye!
Also, there's a gardener not far away, who turned a concrete-jungle, into a lush Food-garden using but Wood-chips?? Hard to believe, called "back to Eden" Have you heard of it? Incredible. - Well, I pray for mountains bounce of Compost: the best. - How are you all doing? Great! wave smile hopefully...

I just watched the movie Back to Eden twice, VERY interesting for sure. When you say your neighbor turned a concrete jungle into a lush food garden, did he do his garden on the concrete? Thanks for any into. I want to try this method in addition to my SFG for comparison. TY for any info!!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 1:44 pm

There is a Back To Eden discussion in the Non-SFG forum. Please take discussions on the topic there.

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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  LittleGardener on 9/15/2012, 6:08 am

Aside exploring that previous 'back to Eden' discussion elsewhere; today on sale at HD, I bought 10 med-strength Tarps (6x8 ft) to use for weed-drowning, & Compost-making, & anything else useful. - Feeling in over my head, seems the perpetual Rolling Eyes challenge, as black-plastic bags I used got torn by delinquent neighborhood cats cont. roaming/fighting freely; so what if their poo gets into the Compost, will that ruin the whole project??

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Post  LittleGardener on 5/13/2013, 3:19 am

So 7 months ago, I wrote that the kitchen scraps were composting nicely. However I discovered that the black-bags composted everything but grass; and that composts much better when in direct contact with the ground. So there's now a 6x10 ft. area where I counted 10-20 little worms wriggling thru each 2 feet of rich black earth in which Fruit & Veggie-starts will find their home, hopefully Very Happy happy.


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Re: How can the currently disabled, succeed in SFG?

Post  plantoid on 5/13/2013, 3:32 pm

Nice one GG ,
There are many ways of skinning a cat , some just take a wee bit longer than others . Wink

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Post  LittleGardener on 5/15/2013, 7:14 am

@plantoid wrote:Nice one LG ,
There are many ways of skinning a cat , some just take a wee bit longer than others . Wink
Thank you for your kind Smile responses Plantoid.
Tho
aomeone else said I am to no longer post in this thread, no less on only my 1st. day back yesterday. Discouraging to say the least. Guess I'll say Hi elsewhere. See you Smile around.

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