On April 24, we were pleased to host an indoor garden seminar with the help of BB Barns. Attendees enjoyed homemade lemonade and light refreshments, courtesy of the Ardenwoods kitchen staff, while they listened to Letha Hinman of BB Barns talk about the best strategies for creating an indoor potted plant arrangement.
Letha gave useful tips on the best potting practices such as using garden charcoal in a non-draining pot, utilizing a long lasting fertilizer to cut down on maintenance, and accenting the top of the soil with pebbles for a more finished look. After her initial demonstration, all attendees had the opportunity to pot a plant and bring it home with them!Plants are a great way to keep the air in your home fresh. They also provide some psychological support when they are thriving in your home.
One thing that we hear the most at Ardenwoods is that people don’t want to move to a retirement community, because they worry they will have to abandon the things that they enjoy in life. Although moving to a retirement community might mean downsizing in terms of space, it doesn’t mean that you have to downsize your interests and hobbies. If you love gardening, but you’re not physically able to kneel down for long periods of time, indoor container gardening is a great alternative. If you are physically able to kneel and maneuver in a garden, Ardenwoods has raised garden beds that residents plant and maintain.
There is something for everyone at Ardenwoods no matter where your area of interest lies. Let us “grow” with you!