As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
The Lifelong Gardener by Toni Gattone
The subtitle to this book is: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age.
Carl Honoré, the author of In Praise of Slowness, said this about Toni’s book:
“The secret to making the most of later life is to keep doing what you love. With practical advice and gentle inspiration, Gattone shows us how gardening can work for people of any age.”
As a Master Gardener, Toni teaches people how to garden all the time. One of the things she started noticing is that the majority of her students are seniors. As a senior herself, Toni quickly learned that adaptive gardening is a vital practice for people who want to continue to work in their Gardens as they age.
As Toni says
“My Generation, the Boomers, doesn't want to give up the things we love just because we're getting older. Never give up is our motto. My purpose for writing this book is to share what I've learned about how to keep gardening even when your back or knees are screaming at you.”
And Toni offers ten adaptive gardening rules to live by. I won't read all 10 of them to you, but I'll share a few to help you get the gist
- One of the best things you can do for your body is stretched before you start gardening
- Save money and time by planting perennials and shrubs instead of annuals
- Finally, look for ways to make your gardening life easier - use self-watering containers And by a Tool sharpener.
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