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Savvy Senior: Ways to make gardening easier as you age

Dear Savvy Senior,

What gardening tips can you offer to older seniors? I love to putter around and work in the garden, but my back and knees have caused me to curtail my gardening activities, which I miss greatly.

Older Gardner

Dear Older,

There’s no doubt that gardening can be hard on an aging body. Joints stiffen up, kneeling for prolonged periods hurts, and bending and reaching can strain muscl...