Containers - 1
Perhaps the easiest way to start an accessible or enabling garden is by using containers or planters to raise the soil level within easy reach. They can be used anywhere accessible to the gardener and that has adequate light to grow plants. Virtually anything that will hold enough soil to grow healthy plants and is accessible to the gardener can be used. Thus, a 5-gallon plastic pail recycled from the local bakery will work as well as an ornately carved imported stone urn costing hundreds of dollars. Containers are more portable than their larger cousins - raised beds and require little or no construction - just fill with soil and they are ready to go. Note that bottom drainage holes that allow excess water to escape are essential for all plants other than those considered aquatics, such as water lilies.
|Two older adults tending a tall planter.|
|Older man watering plants using a long stick-like hose attachment|
|Older woman tending a tall planter while seated on a portable stool|
Older woman tending a tall planter
|Older adult using wheelchair tending a tall potted flower|