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Gardening for a lifetime : how to garden wiser as you grow older

Author: Sydney Eddison
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010.
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In prose so resonant that you may find yourself in tears of recognition, lifelong gardener Sydney Eddison offers practical and heartfelt advice that will help you transform gardening from a daunting list of chores into a rewarding, joy-filled activity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sydney Eddison
ISBN: 9781604690651 1604690658
OCLC Number: 436623446
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A look backward : tracing the garden's history --
Changes : rethinking the perennial borders --
A step toward simplicity : substituting shrubs for perennials --
Minimum care : appreciating the shady border --
Woodland gardens : living in harmony with the forest --
Sanity save : learning to make lists --
Juggler's dilemma : searching for help --
Lessons from the garden : accepting imperfection --
From lawn to meadow : learning from experience --
Pick your battles : managing mature plants --
What next? : deciding whether to stay put or move on --
New gardens : keeping them small and simple --
Borrowed landscapes : using the garden setting --
Container gardening : arranging potted plants with a purpose --
Miniature landscapes : exploring new ways to garden --
A summing up : making the most of what you have left.
Responsibility: by Sydney Eddison ; illustrations by Kimberly Day Proctor.
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A memoir about having to scale back after widowhood and painful joints made it impossible to keep up with a large country garden. Intermixing personal experience with practical gardening tips, it  Read more...

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"Practical advice and heartfelt anecdotes on how to transform gardening into a labor of love."

 
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