Garden Therapy Notes

 A Collection of Gardening Information and Inspiration

 
 

  

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  • Have an overgrown scented geranium plant? Why not share it with others? If you take care of children, you can also get them involved in making this great gift.
    A-Great-DIY-Holiday-Gift-Rooting-Geranium.html

  • Lea interviews Trina on her first community gardening experience in downtown Guelph.
    A-Metaphor-For-Trina's-Garden.html

  • Information about Lea Tran and Trina Alix
    About-Us.html

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  • Learn how to create an autumn arrangement using a pumpkin as a container.
    Autumn-Arrangement-in-a-Pumpkin.html

  • Book review of Blooming Into Mindfulness by Martha Brettschneider
    Blooming-Into-Mindfulness.html

  • Book-Reviews.html

  • Coleus is beautiful garden plant but it also makes an excellent houseplant. Learn how to grow this therapeutic plant from cuttings.
    Bringing-Coleus-Indoors-For-The-Winter.html

  • Coleus is beautiful garden plant but it also makes an excellent houseplant. Learn how to grow this therapeutic plant from cuttings.
    Bringing-Coleus-Indoors-For-The-Winter.html

  • Great tips for overwintering rosemary.
    Bringing-Your-Rosemary-Plant-Indoors.html

  • Learn how to create a miniature garden under glass and which plants are suitable.
    Cloches-For-Indoor-Plants.html

  • Collect seeds from your garden and save them for another growing season. This is a great way to connect with nature and save seeds from your favorite plants.
    Collecting-Seeds.html

  • Trina Alix's and Lea Tran's contact information
    Contact.html

  • Here is an example of a grapevine wreath decorated with dried strawflowers from the garden. Learn how participants in the Horticultural Therapy program attached the decorative material without hot glue guns.
    Decorating-Grapevine-Wreaths-With-Strawflowers.html

  • Here is an example of a grapevine wreath decorated with dried strawflowers from the garden. Learn how participants in the Horticultural Therapy program attached the decorative material without hot glue guns.
    Decorating-Grapevine-Wreaths-With-Strawflowers.html

  • Learn how to make a terrarium using material found in the home and garden. This article will inspire you to get outside and look for treasures that can be used to create a beautiful design in a repurposed glass container.
    Easy-to-Make-Terrariums-Using-Natural-Material-Found-In-The-Home-And-Garden.html

  • Eco-Friendly-Way-To-Start-Seeds-Indoors-Using-Recycled-Materials.html

  • Take a look at this quick and easy idea for creating a fall flowering container.
    Fall-Flowering-Container.html

  • Learn which flower shapes and structures butterflies prefer to visit to drink nectar from. With this information will know which flowers to grow in your garden to attract beautiful butterflies.
    Flowers-For-The-Butterflies-A-Butterfly-Gardening-Lesson.html

  • Forcing Forsythia branches to flower proved to be a magical and surprising experience for participants. Observations and instructions on how to force forsythia branches to flower in the winter. This is an uplifting project that can bring a sense of hope for spring.
    Forcing-Flowering-Branches.html

  • Learn which herbs are the easiest to grow to make health-benefiting teas with.
    Growing-Herbs-for-Tea.html

  • Grow aromatic and flavorful herbs in the home for cooking, aesthetics and pure sensory enjoyment.
    Growing-Herbs-Indoors.html

  • Herb-Container-Gardening.html

  • Home page for Garden Therapy Notes website
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  • This section of the Garden Therapy Notes web site includes a list of horticultural therapy activties. These activities and ideas include goals, instructions and observations. The notes listed show the benefits of horticultural therapy.
    Horticultural-Therapy-Activities.html

  • Learn how to create a nature journal and the benefits of having one.
    How-To-Create-A-Nature-Journal.html

  • Learn this very easy method of drying herbs.
    How-To-Dry-Herbs.html

  • This Autumn, harvest herbs from the garden and freeze them. Here is a simple and easy idea how to freeze basil and other herbs. This is a great way to preserve fresh herbs from the garden. Included is a recipe for a tomato sauce that uses frozen basil with mushroom bouillon.
    How-To-Freeze-Herbs.html

  • This Autumn, harvest herbs from the garden and freeze them. Here is a simple and easy idea how to freeze basil and other herbs. This is a great way to preserve fresh herbs from the garden. Included is a recipe for a tomato sauce that uses frozen basil with mushroom bouillon.
    How-To-Freeze-Herbs.html

  • Tips on making a creative fall planter that symbolizes gratitude and abundance.
    How-To-Make-A-Fall-Planter.html

  • Learn how to make a mistletoe decoration using boxwood.
    How-To-Make-A-Mistletoe-Decoration.html

  • Learn how to make a mistletoe decoration using boxwood.
    How-To-Make-A-Mistletoe-Decoration.html

  • This article describes how to make a trellis for climbing plants like cucumber, peas, and pole beans.
    How-To-Make-A-Trellis-For-Peas,-Pole-Beans-and-Cucumbers.html

  • Learn how to make a lovely scented potpourii sachet using dried flowers from your garden or flower bouquet. A simple and fragrant recipe is included. Enjoy!
    How-To-Make-Potpourri.html

  • Learn how to make a lovely scented potpourii sachet using dried flowers from your garden or flower bouquet. A simple and fragrant recipe is included. Enjoy!
    How-To-Make-Potpourri.html

  • Learn the proper way of saving tomato seeds for a successful crop next year.
    How-To-Save-Tomato-Seeds.html

  • It is possible to start healthy seedlings indoors even without grow lights.
    How-To-Start-Seeds-Indoors-Without-Grow-Lights.html

  • This video gives you tips on how to start your seeds so that they get the best advantage to grow into strong and healthy plants.
    How-To-Start-Vegetable-Seeds.html

  • Amplify your professional creative ability with unusual foliage plants. Plants have a wondeful restorative way of reducing stress and mental fatigue. This can be very essential when working on a big project.
    Improving-Professional-Creativity.html

  • Top 3 plants for cleaner indoor air.
    Increase-Air-Quality-With-Plants-In-Your-Home.html

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  • Make a flag garland from leaf print designs.
    Leaf-Print-Flag-Garland.html

  • Living walls are great for small spaces both indoors and outdoors. Canada Blooms had a few different styles of living walls that are worth looking at. Check out the link if you're interested in building your own living wall.
    Living-Walls-at-Canada-Blooms-2012.html

  • You can make uniquely creative greeting cards for your friends and family using pressed flowers and a few other materials. These cards are great for those in your life who appreciate pretty homemade things.
    Making-Cards-Out-Of-Pressed-Flowers.html

  • You can make uniquely creative greeting cards for your friends and family using pressed flowers and a few other materials. These cards are great for those in your life who appreciate pretty homemade things. This would be a great activity for making Valentine's Day cards!
    Making-Cards-Out-Of-Pressed-Flowers.html

  • Help broaden peoples’ knowledge about native North American plants and the land that they grow on.
    Native-North-American-Plants-To-Include-In-Your-Therapeutic-Garden.html

  • What are they? Why are they important? How to organize one?
    Organizing-Seedy-Saturdays.html

  • Design a Horticultural Therapy activity on seed saving so that your clients can participate in Seedy Saturday.
    Organizing-Seedy-Saturdays.html

  • Easy instructions on how to make a pinecone bird feeder for the garden. This is a great craft idea for a bazaar.
    Pinecone-Bird-Feeders.html

  • Easy instructions on how to make a pinecone bird feeder for the garden. This is a great craft idea for a bazaar.
    Pinecone-Bird-Feeders.html

  • It was amazingl how easy it was for residents to grow this hardy flowering annual. Add this planting project to your January calendar.
    Planting-Geranium-Seeds.html

  • It was amazingl how easy it was for residents to grow this hardy flowering annual. Add this planting project to your January calendar.
    Planting-Geranium-Seeds.html

  • The bright colours of the citrus fruit will catch the participants attention as soon as they enter the room. This activity will fill the room with an energizing aroma as participants peel the fruit open and search for the seeds.
    Planting-Orange-Seeds.html

  • This is an easy planting project for a group or individual.
    Planting-Paperwhite-Bulbs.html

  • This is an easy planting project for a group or individual.
    Planting-Paperwhite-Bulbs.html

  • This is an easy planting project for a group or individual.
    Planting-Paperwhite-Bulbs.html

  • Here are 8 favorite vegetable seeds I like to plant in raised flower boxes in May.
    Planting-Vegetable-Seeds-in-a-Raised-Flower-Box.html

  • Learn how to create an autumn arrangement using a pumpkin as a container.
    Pumpkin-Autumn-Arrangement.html

  • A new activity that cures disenchantment and boredom so that you can bring awe and beauty back into your life.
    Rediscovering-Awe-and-Beauty.html

  • This example shows a creative and practical way to make use of clippings from a pruned ivy plant. It's an easy project that can be done with most houseplants.
    Root-Cuttings-In-Water.html

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  • Read this article to learn about spider mites and how to get rid of them from your houseplants.
    Spider-Mites-On-Houseplants.html

  • Creative idea for a spring flower container. Learn about flowering plants that are suitable for a spring flower container.
    Spring-Flowering-Container.html

  • Looking for a unique and creative decoration for St.Patrick's Day? Take a look at this very green and inexpesive idea.
    St.Patrick's-Day-Green-Cup-With-Wheatgrass.html

  • Learn how to use essential oils in massage oil blends.
    Stress-Solution-Do-It-Yourself-Essential-Oil-Blends.html

  • Learn how to create beautiful designs on cotton fabric using paint, sunshine and nature.
    Sun-Painting-On-Fabric-With-Nature.html

  • Included are simple instructions on how to make a flower presser. Learn how to properly press and store flowers and leaves. Pressed flowers and leaves can be used for creative art activities such as making cards, pictures and jewelry.
    The-Art-Of-Flowering-Pressing.html

  • Included are simple instructions on how to make a flower presser. Learn how to properly press and store flowers and leaves. Pressed flowers and leaves can be used for creative art activities such as making cards, pictures and jewelry.
    The-Art-Of-Flowering-Pressing.html

  • If you get the opportunity to work with an individual or group for a whole growing season, a rewarding project would be to let participants choose their own special garden craft project from a small list that you put together specifically for the group you are working with.
    Therapeutic-Garden-Projects.html

  • Planting a garden full of one type of flower, but using many types of varieties can teach us a lot about diversity.
    Therapeutic-Gardening-Activity-Planting-for-Diversity.html

  • The Therapeutic Gardening Guide includes a list of articles related to gardening, horticultural therapy and medicianl herbs.
    Therapeutic-Gardening-Guide.html

  • Trina-Alix.html

  • Using-Your-Senses-and-Enjoying-the-Fragrances-in-the-Garden.html

  • Learn all about heirloom seeds and why they are important.
    What-Are-Heirloom-Seeds.html

  • More than likely it is a caterpillar devouring your dill plant. Don't get upset, instead welcome it to your garden and be willing to share the dill. This is a great opportunity to witness the miraculous lifecycle of the butterfly. Read this article, which includes pictures, to help identify which caterpillar is on your dill plant.
    What-Is-Eating-My-Dill-Plant.html

  • Learn about horticultural therapy and it benefits.
    What-Is-Horticultural-Therapy.html

  • Learn the proper way to re-pot an aloe plant using the right sized pot and container potting mix.
    What-To-Do-When-Your-Aloe-Out-Grows-it-Pot.html

  • Learn how to turn your leggy indoor seedlings into robust plants.
    What-To-Do-When-Your-Indoor-Seedlings-Are-Leggy.html

  • Aloe plants often produce offshoots or baby aloes that can overcrowd its pot. Learn how to propagate the offshoots successfully.
    What-To-Do-With-Aloe-Vera-Offshoots.html

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