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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

October 6, 2010
6:58 AM

Post #8140770

I agree that one does not need to stop gardening just because of birthdays.
I have had 70 birthdays,but continue to garden.
I am getting rid of the "lawn" mainly because I feel stupid pushing a lawnmower.
I have purchased a stool which has a kneeling pad inside and handles which help me to get back up again when weeding.
Another seat on wheels helps me when I am weeding the edges on the lot.
There are 180 feet of edges on this corner lot.
My driveway is full of large garden pots where I grow tomatoes and flowers.
I purchase smaller bags of peat and compost etc. because they are easier for me to handle.
I have replaced most of the large farm size tools with smaller versions.
I am moving towards more direct sowing instead of transplanting.
And I am increasing the perennials over annuals.
Caroline
tcfromky
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #8141834

Hi Ms. Caroline,

I think you're doing great as a cotton top gardener! You sound like someone who could teach a course on how to garden as you age! Thanks for reading my article and posting such a wonderful comment!

TC
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

October 7, 2010
7:50 AM

Post #8142635

My biggest problems are my children who think I should move to a
villa or townhouse where others do the yard work for you!
My idea of a good move would be to a smaller house on one acre!
tcfromky
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2010
9:37 AM

Post #8142786

Hi CL,

If I could afford it, I'd hire a gardener! Actually, what I'd like to do is cut down on lawn mowing with a garden designed by a professional. The thing is I have too much space, almost 4 acres!
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

October 7, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #8143368

I envy you!
I'd have an orchard and a berry patch and a huge greenhouse.
tcfromky
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2010
6:16 AM

Post #8144537

We've often thought of doing all you mentioned Ms. CL. And still might. ;~)
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

October 8, 2010
7:52 AM

Post #8144698

It takes money, time and energy, I know.
Caroline
suzebrown
New York, NY

October 11, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #8150134

For my city terrace, I've switched to ordering smaller bags of soil and having them delivered. I've managed to corral a neighbor to help me move a heavy pot to another location on a dolly. I am more cautious with swinging around my pruning pole and more careful when I step on and off my ladder. When I lost my birch trees in a building renovation, I happily switched to low-growing roses. I've cut out the acrobatics that had me leaning perilously over the wrought-iron railing and into the abyss twenty floors below to trim a branch or snip off a flower on my magnificent Nikko Blue hydrangea.

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