Friday, April 15, 2011

The Gardener--and the Garden--Age

I recently heard Sydney Eddison talk about "Time and the Garden." At 78, she talks and writes about down-sizing her extensive gardens. Ease of management has become her top priority.

Widowed in 2004, she says what every widow knows: Major adjustments are needed. She has had to take on tasks--such as maintenance of the lawn mower--in which she is not really interested. More and more she pays other people to help her maintain her spectacular gardens.

We are all of the nature to grow old--even our beautiful gardens that become more shady with maturing shrubs and trees.

Sydney Eddison shows us a garden plan for aging and garden-aging gracefully.

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