Plants are metaphors and symbols of successes and obstacles that are in their clients lives. They help lead them to a path of well-being. Here are some of the plants they love to use at the Riverwood Conservancy Enabling Garden:
Marigold – These flowers are the best – their colour, scent and sturdiness. They love that marigolds are easy to see and great for deadheading.
Tactile plants – Favourite tactile plants include soft lamb’s ears, woolly thyme and spongy Corsican mint.
Scented plants – Mints and scented geraniums are favourites. Apple scented geraniums can ignite memories and mint is also used for making tea.
Osteospermum – They are just so beautiful.
Zinnias – These flowers are great metaphors for life. They spur talk about stress and how to stay beautiful when you are being invaded by bugs or powdery mildew.
Autumn clematis – Its fantastic fall colour signals a change in the season and begins discussions about fall and winter.
Nasturtiums – They grow these from seed and love that they are edible.
Vegetables – They grow lots of vegetables including carrots, rattlesnake beans, blue-podded peas, red Malabar spinach, corn, kale, cabbage, squash, tomatoes and Swiss chard.