PRLog - Jun. 25, 2012 - Ruth Adams of Bellevue, Washington has had RA for most of her life and intends to help others with disabilities to discover the Joy of Gardening. She credits gardening with improving her health, strength and mobility. There were times in her life when she could only garden from a wheelchair in pots on her patio. She also discovered that growing flowers and vegetables in a raised bed was something that was manageable.
She has always loved to garden. As a child she was fascinated by a tiny seed becoming a beautiful flower or something edible. She states that during the Second World War when everyone was growing Victory Gardens her garden supplied the whole neighbohood with produce as everything at the store was either unavailable or rationed. She participated in 4-H Clubs and won many prizes for her labors in the garden. Until she left home for college she grew flowers and designed a brick patio and paths through the landscape.
She designed the landscape in her present home and has enjoyed her garden though RA had presented her with many challenges. Creating raised beds, rockeries, and natural areas of planting she has been able to garden into her 80's. She has used many of the tools on her website for more that 30 years and she is proud to say they are made in the USA.
Gardenateaseshops.com offers Florian Ratchet Pruners, Ratchet Loppers, and other ergonomically designed tools for folks with limited hand and arm strength. The sight also list many items to beautify your landscape and home, like bird feeders, mail posts, and seasonal items like snow roof rakes, a greenhouse, and cedar storage bench. There is an assortment of gardenwear, including gloves, hats, and aprons, to offer protection from sun and weather.
She claims gardening can be done from a wheelchair in raised beds or just pots on the deck or patio. She encourages other with disabilities to experience the Joy of Gardening and find as she did that it is so good for the body, mind, and spirit to get outdoors and create something useful and beautiful. At whatever comfort level you can establish, gardening can be fun and rewarding.
Check out the ease of use gardening tools and weekly Blog about the many facets of gardening on her website http://gardenateaseshops.com