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A respected, beloved writer and speaker in the gardening world, Eddison shares her personal transition from dynamic garden maker to an aging garden caretaker. Revealing strategies she developed to reduce the workload inherent in maintaining perennial borders, Eddison presents a bullet-point list of “gleanings” to accompany each chapter. Determining which perennials merit a place while removing others is one option she explores. Gardeners who are no longer young will appreciate her recommendations for choosing shrubs that require less care, or plants that thrive in shade rather than sun. Making task lists might sound elemental, but Eddison explains the importance and effectiveness of such lists. And she suggests ways to search for help when one needs to spend less time maintaining one’s garden, a decision that can be difficult for type A gardeners as they grow older. Eddison’s thoughtful reflections are timely for countless gardeners who are approaching the time in their lives when a garden sanctuary can feel like a burden. --Alice Joyce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Sydney Eddison is my kind of garden writer, now passing along wisdom acquired from 50 years. No BS, no rhetoric. Trust this writer; she knows what she’s talking about.”
"I found it liberating to be given an excuse to ditch some of my backbreaking chores. Who’s waiting to grow old? I’m preparing for the future right now. You can tuck this perfect gift into your basket."
Bought this for my dad. He's an avid gardener.
Unfortunately, he is a Vegetable gardener, and this book is more aimed at Floral gardening. Read more
A lovely memoir stye garden book complete with illustrative sketches.Published 2 months ago by Book lover
Just the guide I was looking for. Less work and more time to enjoyPublished 3 months ago by Grandmajo
Describes how to make gardening more manageable and yet attractivePublished 3 months ago by Wintery
I thought this was going to be helpful, but it's mostly charming ramblings about the wealthy East coast writer's life, as it related to her garden. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Arndt
A great book for gardeners as they go through life changes. Has practical tips about how to make your garden more manageable as you grow older.Published 6 months ago by Ellen Kirby
This is not a "how to" book as the title suggests, but rather a sharing of personal experience. Read morePublished 6 months ago by composer