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Alzheimer Necklaces at Cornerstone Garden

Cornerstone Garden by Diana Digs Dirt 414 (rear entrance) State Street has received many beautiful handmade necklaces supporting Alzheimer’s Association created by women who had a loved one effected with the disease.

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The necklaces come in a wide variety of colors and are adjustable.

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Little girls have even worn them as headbands.

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They even look great paired with your favorite necklaces.

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Ladies have used them as bracelets or to tie back sheer curtains

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The necklaces can even be used for small purse strings or placed around decorative pillows.

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Purchase a few necklaces to identify your wine glasses. The minimum donation is only $5 per necklace. 

footer_alz_logos The Alzheimer Association was formed in 1980 and is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Each year, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our national office and more than 75 local chapters.

They provide services to those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including a professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline, thousands of local support groups and education programs, and a rich variety of online programs.

They are the largest, private non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Through partnerships and funded projects, they have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years. Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) brings together thousands of researchers to share information and research.

They are the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. Advocates engage elected officials at all levels of government and participate in the annual Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, a march on Capitol Hill to meet with elected representatives.

Cornerstone Garden is open Thursday through Saturday from 11-3:30 accepting cash or checks. Closed for vacation July 25-27.

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Alzheimer’s Association in Greensboro’s City Park

Greensboro’s downtown City Park was the location for the Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Association. The turn out was fabulous.

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The weather was perfect and people were sporting their purple t-shirts for the 1 mile Memory Walk.

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The mist from the water feature was also popular for cooling off.

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Snacks and refreshments were provided too.

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We were invited by a volunteer for the Alzheimer event, Marty McFarling of Ameriprise Financial, who is now our financial planner.

I couldn’t help noticing the beautiful plant material within City Park. A Bald Cypress specimen caught my eye.

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These trees grow perfectly pyramidal and are deciduous. the fine textured foliage adds grace to any landscape.

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Several drought tolerate plants  throughout City Park provided color. Yarrow is a perennial and a great cutting flower for centerpieces.

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Black-eyed susan is another drought tolerate perennial and also deer resistant.

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A lovely surprise is this underused groundcover, creeping raspberry.

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This full sun groundcover even turns red in the fall.

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Blue Fescue (to the left) is a very small grass perfect for the petite, full sun landscapes.

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Ferns are perennials which are either evergreen or deciduous. The Autumn Fern is evergreen and new growth has a copper color.

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Autumn Ferns are perfect for woodland shade gardens and provide unique texture.

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If you know of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, think about donating or participating in events raising money to find a cure.

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Happy Planting!  www.dianadigsdirt.com

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation

 

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