Carroll Gardener Tamara
Tamara's Carroll Gardens garden in need of a little help
This neighborhood is full of caring people, and I am hoping that on this Valentine's day, some of you will show some neighborly love.
Last spring, Carroll Gardener Tamara was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, went through an operation and chemotherapy. At the same time, construction next door to her apartment flooded her backyard and ruined all the plants. "I spent the whole summer recovering from my hysterectomy staring at a backyard with nothing in it but some straggly hosta plants," she wrote to me in an email a few days ago.
Luckily, Tamara is now doing much better. "I feel like I am so lucky now to be in remission when others aren't,” she told me. However, her back yard is still a mess and Tamara would like to get it back into shape for Spring 2014. Physically, she cannot do the work herself and is asking for a little help.
She would love to find a gardener in the neighborhood who will be kind enough to give her a discount.
I am thinking that we can do better than that and lend Tamara a helping hand. Surely, there must be some great hobby gardeners who can volunteer a bit of time to make her garden bloom once more. After all, the neighborhood isn't called Carroll Gardens for nothing.
So how about it? Can we help Tamara start Spring 2014 on a hopeful note? If you are a gardener, if you can contribute some time, or some plants, please leave a comment with your contact info or reach me at pardonmeinbrooklyn at gmail dot com and I will forward your offer of help to Tamara.