Tips and techniques that make gardening easier and more enjoyable no matter what your ability. Yeomans covers adapting tools, managing garden tasks, and more. Features easy-to-read type, 20 garden ideas, and an extensive listing of special tools, equipment suppliers, and horticultural therapy groups. Line drawings. Photos.
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This is an excellent gardening book for many audiences. Written with a special focus and many practical tips for elderly and disabled gardeners, it also could be applicable for gardening with children, gardening with limited time or space, and safety in gardening. Yeomans, who has a background in nursing and physical therapy, strikes the perfect balance between a basic gardening book and a horticultural therapy book. While covering basics such as soils, seeds, garden design, and pests, she also discusses gardening with arthritis, bad backs, or other handicaps; barrier-free design; container gardening; special tools; raised beds; simple planting techniques; and even easy ways to turn a compost heap. The book's design complements Yeomans's theme, with easy-to-read type and lie-flat binding. Yeomans also lists professional organizations, useful mail-order sources, and measurements for barrier-free design. Aimed at a much broader audience than the British-focused Able To Garden ( LJ 7/91), this is recommended for all public libraries.
- Laura Lipton, Miller Horticulture Lib., Seattle
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Garden Way Pub Co, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0882667904
Book Description Garden Way Pub Co, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110882667904
Book Description Garden Way Pub Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0882667904 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2062952