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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.
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.