Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Handicapped Gardener


In early April, since I’m unstable standing or walking, I thought I would trim the unruly Sunny  Knockout ® Rose sitting on my roll-a-long walker.  I gathered all my equipment and settled next to the bush with my hand pruner.  Imagine my surprise when my hands we no longer strong enough to squeeze my favorite Felco pruner.

I ended up using  Fiskar’s Power Gear loppers  -  a little heavy for my weak arms but it was possible  for me to make cuts. I keep trying to find ways to work in the garden with my limited strength and balance.