Late Bloomer: How To Garden With Comfort, Ease And Simplicity In The Second Half Of Life by Jan Coppola BillsLate Bloomer: How To Garden With Comfort, Ease And Simplicity In The Second Half Of Life by Jan Coppola Bills

Late Bloomer: How To Garden With Comfort, Ease And Simplicity In The Second Half Of Life

byJan Coppola Bills

Hardcover | November 17, 2016

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There are times in a gardener's life when what wewantto do and what wecando are at odds. Our knees and backs may be complaining, our energy isn't what it was - yet our desire to get our hands in the dirt is as strong as ever. Or maybe we've downsized to a much smaller outdoor space that doesn't look promising at all. What to do? InLate Bloomer, garden designer Jan Coppola Bills shows us how to successfully rethink our approach to gardening as we age. The author is a second-half-of-life gardener who helps her many friends and clients achieve easy care, low cost, eco-friendly, simple and beautiful gardens. It's all about maintaining a joyful, healthful connection with the soil - but without the toil.Late Bloomeris part garden philosophy and part on-the-ground strategies and tips from the author and expert gardeners across the U.S. With color photos on almost every page, this inviting and practical book is organized around the four tenets of the Late Bloomer philosophy:Simplicity. Beauty and Harmony. Comfort and Ease. Relaxation and Letting Go.
Jan Coppola Bills is a certified landscape designer, advanced master gardener, entrepreneur, and contributing writer forState-by-State Gardeningmagazine. She holds a Masters of Art in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business & Management. She left the corporate world to start her Detroit-area landscape design com...
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Title:Late Bloomer: How To Garden With Comfort, Ease And Simplicity In The Second Half Of LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:November 17, 2016Publisher:St. Lynn's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943366055

ISBN - 13:9781943366057

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From the Author

Here is a small book that presents a nonintimidating introduction to gardening for the midlife beginner. "Late Bloomer: How to Garden With Comfort, Ease and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life," by Jan Coppola Bills (St. Lyons Press, 2016), emphasizes a relaxed approach to creating a more rewarding garden.

Read from the Book

If there is a Late Bloomer's credo, it would go something like this:

  • I will plant only what I can comfortably tend.
  • I will not give myself tasks beyond my ability to easily achieve.
  • I will ask for help, if necessary.
  • I will not concern myself with "perfection."
  • I will allow my garden to deepen my connection with nature.
  • I will garden simply because it pleases my soul.

Editorial Reviews

[Jan's] new book, "Late Bloomer", is as much about changing our later-life view of gardening as it is practical tips on getting the job done despite sore backs and aching knees.