Landscape's Healing Powers
Laura DePrado's quest reaffirms industry's life-affirming value
When Laura DePrado planted a climbing yellow rose bush for a wrought iron arbor marking the entrance to a client's property, little did she know she had planted the seed for what would become her passion: horticultural therapy (HT). Her client's father, recently deceased, loved yellow roses. DePrado had no idea; she just had a feeling they would be of benefit there. Upon seeing them, the client was overjoyed.
DePrado, owner of Final Touch Plantscaping, in Branchburg, N.J., immersed herself into learning all she could about the relationship between plants and people. ...