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Re: Alzheimers and garden plants


Should be Theresa, weather's been lovely here.  God bless her.

On 9/29/06, Bonnie Holmes <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
>
> My Mom, too.
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 9/29/2006 7:55:31 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Alzheimers and garden plants
> >
> > And so do I, bless them.
> >
> > On Sep 29, 2006, at 7:05 PM, Theresa W. wrote:
> >
> > > Well- today I've learned a very important lesson that I thought I'd
> > > share with you all- since it might apply to others now or in the
> > > future. In spring I sent my mom a bunch of plants from High Country
> > > gardens.  She has always been an avid gardener and so I knew she'd
> > > like some new perennials.  Mistake #1- I sent her too many things
> > > (like 8)- when she got them she couldn't keep straight what was what
> > > and where to plant them.  I finally got her to just plant them in any
> > > space she had in her garden beds.  Since I'm not in TX with her, I
> > > have no idea where they ended up- but at least they got into the
> > > ground.  I'm going down there next month- so I'll get to really see
> > > then.
> > > Mistake #2-  I sent her perennials.  I realized today that this was a
> > > mistake- as a few things apparently are dying back for fall- so she
> > > happily told me she cleaned out her gardens and PULLED UP the things
> > > that weren't blooming anymore.  I about died when she said this!!  Of
> > > course, I didn't let her know I was horrified- but I will only send
> > > her annuals from now on.  This didn't even dawn on me- as in the past
> > > she certainly would have know what to do with which kinds of plants
> > > and when. Ugh.
> > >
> > > The irony of this is- tomorrow is Alzheimer's Walk day.  Local and
> > > regional chapters and members sign up and raise funds doing this.  My
> > > sister and her kids (and my mom with them) are doing the Austin Walk
> > > tomorrow.  I hope they have good weather.
> > >
> > > Theresa
> > >
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> > >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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