How does the garden grow at Bishop’s Commons?

A personal touch! Pictured (left to right) is Bishop’s Commons Activities Assistant Amanda Walker as she works along with Bishop’s Commons resident Sylvia Proano, who has “adopted” one of the decorative planters that residents have personalized with their favorite flowers or even vegetables, located around the enriched living residence. After planting their favorites, each resident cares for their planter throughout the summer.
A personal touch! Pictured (left to right) is Bishop’s Commons Activities Assistant Amanda Walker as she works along with Bishop’s Commons resident Sylvia Proano, who has “adopted” one of the decorative planters that residents have personalized with their favorite flowers or even vegetables, located around the enriched living residence. After planting their favorites, each resident cares for their planter throughout the summer.

Residents at Bishop’s Commons in Oswego have “adopted” standing planters that can be found near the walkways surrounding the residence, and have set about personalizing them to reflect each individual’s unique taste and preferences.

By adopting a 3-foot-high planter, each resident has selected his or her favorite things to grow — whether it be flowers or vegetables — and after planting has taken on the responsibility of making sure the planters are well cared for throughout the summer.

“The planter project has turned out to be a lot of fun for our folks, many of whom had enjoyed tending their own gardens throughout their lives,” said Cheryl Cullinan, director of activities.

“We supply the planters, dirt and tools while our residents picked out some of their favorite flowers or vegetables to plant; and have been caring for their planters’ diligently for the last few weeks,” Cullinan said. “The planters have become a source of pride and add to the overall attractiveness of the grounds around Bishop’s Commons.”

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