THE ELDERLY AND GARDENING-DAY TRIPS This year (2014) I had the pleasure to visit a few Retirement Communities in the Burlington/Oakville area.  It is my dream of mine to take the Elderly (and Retirees) on daily garden expeditions.  I was happy to learn that within these communities there are a few places that have at least one day a summer that their private buses take them to see lush, colourful gardens.  Some are even members of the Royal Botanical Gardens.  A place you must see if you are an avid gardener!  I took a few opportunities to sit with some of the residents that spoke in depth about their past gardens and some that spoke about the gardens they take care of at the facilities they currently reside in.  I learned how important plants and gardening was to the residents, as well as the outward appearance of the building....
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