Re: [gardeners] Bathtub gardens

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 13:16:52 -0400

I checked out Diana's article and really like the idea of being able to
specially prepare the soil for specific needs. Of course, one can make
raised beds but it really is easier to work at the height of a bathtub,
(particularly for wheelchair bound folks) and I thought I might create a
desert in pots around it. I'm thinking of trying it out with the cactus I
received from Pat Vinson. I have heavy clay, so I thought I might use
gravel and sand, etc. for good, quick drainage and create something of a
oasis. The idea isn't fully baked yet, but I have the tub and cactus and no
bog plants yet, so why not. I really needed another project. :-( Cheryl

>Have enjoyed the running joke about bathtubs.  However, along a
>more serious note, I thought some of you might enjoy my article
>on bathtub gardens -- as a way of gardening from a wheelchair.
>It is located at:
>Also, let me introduce myself since I've been a lurker for
>several days now.  I am a disabled gardener and write a bi-weekly
>column called The Enabling Garden.  If any of you happen to be
>handicap, I've been interviewing disabled gardeners via email for
>my column.  Let me know if you are interested.
>Diana Pederson

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY