February offers fun in anticipation of the groundhog and whether he will see his shadow, and whether winter will continue for six more weeks, or spring will arrive early. Next, Valentine’s Day takes over where the groundhog left off, and hearts and flowers arrive.
Monthly calendar events, celebrations and holidays, along with plant materials associated with the seasons, are used in horticultural therapy activities and programs.
This month, my activity theme is “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” with two corresponding activities designed for all ages and abilities. The first is heart bouquets, for which participants remove flowers of their choice from a single large arrangement.