In my previous blog post, I shared the insights of Shenandoah Kepler on the lifelong beauty of gardening and gardens. Shenandoah, who in her late 60s writes the blog Fleeting Architecture, continues with practical advice on gardening with age -- the timetable, the tools and more.
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If you love to garden, the changes of aging don't have to get in your way. Now that spring is starting to show its pretty head, it's a good time to hear from Shenandoah Kepler. Now in her late 60s, she offers lyrical observations and solid practical advice for the older gardener.
It seems strange to me now that I made it to my 30s without gardening. Up until five years ago, I had never known the exquisite, self-congratulatory taste of a strawberry I had grown myself, or the crippling defeat of watching a seemingly perfect tomato vine slowly yellow from the bottom up, wilting my dreams of annoying friends by inviting them over for "brus-KET-ta".
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To some, I suppose I might seem crazy, like a lady who lives alone with too many cats. But that's okay with me. With my hands in the soil and my head in the fronds, I am beyond calm. I'm... happy.
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