November’s garden offers cornucopia of plants for the senses

The November landscape is rich with materials for a cornucopia of projects in purposeful and meaningful activities in horticultural therapy.
(Photo: ~Courtesy of Laura DePrado)

Laura Deprado uses Gardening for Therapy to help people across New Jersey. Laura is a Horticultural Therapist, and her article “November’s garden offers a cornucopia of plants for the senses” was recently featured in

November is here. We watch the colorful leaves fall from trees into piles on the ground to be raked laboriously to the curb or bagged for pick up. What remains of the woodland landscape are silhouettes of trees and shrubs with a color of evergreen trees that offer a view of green comfort. 

By now, the finches have picked clean the seed heads of black-eyed Susan, Zinnia, and Echinacea. Canoe-shaped pods of milkweed with their silken thread weighted with small, dark seeds at the tip, are ready to let go and blow out into the wind. The warm temperatures that linger have allowed flowers like three-foot tall marigolds, calendula, cosmos, chamomile, lavender, and an assortment of herbs planted from seed last May to show their durable performance.  

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