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THE ILLUSTRATED PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GARDENING FOR SENIORS


How to maintain a beautiful outside space with ease and safety in later years, with 900 photographs


Patty Cassidy


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April 2011 (UK) July 2011 (US) UK £16.99/US $35.00 (P) 256 (A256)


297 x 228mm/111 9780754820826 0 7548 2082 3


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• A fresh and inspiring new guide to gardening for those in their more advanced years, from active retirees to seniors with more limited abilities


• Essential reading for anyone who wants to enjoy their garden forever, as well as those that want to enrich the lives of less able seniors in their care


• Accessible step-by-step techniques and advice, from planning and equipment to planting and maintenance


• Presents a range of special equipment to help gardeners with a variety of conditions, including hypertension, arthritis, balance and back problems


• A plant directory profiles the many planting choices available, with an ease-of-maintenance classification


• Packed with projects, discover how you can adapt activities to enjoy the pleasure of gardening forever


Tending our gardens is a lifelong pleasure.As we age, our energy and physical abilities become more limited, but gardens are magical, evolving places, with the potential to keep us young at heart and physically fit.This ground- breaking book shows how easy it is for older people to carry on gardening. Sections look at planning; keeping safe and comfortable; appropriate equipment for each gardening activity; and the different styles of garden (flower, vegetable, fruit, raised, herb, patio, vertical and indoor), each one with projects and techniques.The exhaustive approach and the many step-by-step sequences will ensure that the joy of gardening never fades.


About the Author


Patty Cassidy is a horticultural therapist and a passionate and knowledgeable gardener. She has worked with assisted-living elders, seniors with physical limitations and those with memory disorders. She works at a number of healing gardens, including Fairway Village in Vancouver, Washington and Garden Partners in Portland, Oregon. She is also president of the Friends of Portland Memory Garden, where she has played a lead role in promoting the garden to the public. This is her first book.


60 ⁄2 x 9in


Hardback with jacket Over 900 photographs 10


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