Senior Spotlight: Mike Launder at Findlay Primrose

By | July 29, 2016

Mike Launder checking plant for possible pests.

Primrose resident Mike Launder checking for possible pests. His plants seem to always be insect-free.

Mike has been our resident gardener for two seasons here at Findlay Primrose. He recalls helping his parents at home in the garden just as soon as he was old enough to hold a garden hoe! This interest extended into his adult life and he can only remember a few years when he and his wife didn’t have a vegetable garden which kept their pantry and freezer stocked for each winter. When he moved to Findlay Primrose in the fall of 2014 he was delighted to see the raised garden on the west side of the building. He likes to share his abundant bounty with residents and staff, who readily accept green beans, onions, radishes, squash and broccoli. The tomatoes are ripening rather slowly, but Mike hopes to have some soon.

This has been a very dry year and he has kept busy with regular watering. “The water from the hose does a fair job,” Mike said. “But there is nothing like good old rainwater from Mother Nature!”

We are so happy that Mike could continue with his gardening and look forward to his crops for summers to come!

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