"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."
This book was the right read at the right time.
She also teaches us that if we have one genus or species monopolizing our time and dominating our garden, we need to think about reducing its number.
I highly recommend this book for gardeners and non-gardeners; her books are wonderful reads and make excellent gifts.
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 3 days 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 28 days ago by Ellen Kirby
This is not a "how to" book as the title suggests, but rather a sharing of personal experience. Read morePublished 1 month ago by composer
Gardening for a Lifetime: How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older is an excellent reference and real life story of how to continue gardening, when the body can't keep up with the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michelle Davis
I was hoping this would have more concrete suggestions about how to adapt your garden to more limited energy & capabilities as you age, but in fact it was mostly just meandering... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Seattle Cook
I found a kindred spirit in the author. A lady struggling to keep up her garden when the physical demands become too difficult, she develops ways to tackle the chores and keep her... Read morePublished 13 months ago by grandmom
Let's face it- we're all getting older and our bodies don't work like they used to. Sydney Eddison tells her story of how she ruthlessly cut back her garden. Read morePublished 14 months ago by practice success mentor