Toni’s Tool Tips | Tractor Scoot with a Bucket Basket

Do you have a tendency to bend over more than your body wants you to? Why not consider buying a mobile garden stool to help you move easily around the yard? I often fantasize about having a larger garden to grow everything I want to grow, and then I think about maintaining it and I …

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Chicago Botanic Garden | Buehler Enabling Garden

A few weeks ago, I attended the Garden Writers Association conference in my hometown of Chicago. I joined their organization in 2015 when I discovered it was open to all garden communicators, including speakers, writers, and photographers. Three years ago, I was a garden speaker and I was anxious to hone my craft. Since then, …

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I Did It!

It’s been a year in the making, but I was finally able to hit the SEND button to email my manuscript to Timber Press. What a journey this has been! Looking back over my shoulder, when my acquisitions editor, Stacee Gravelle Lawrence, called me to say she saw me speak at the Northwest Flower & …

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Toni’s Tool Tips | Thumb-Controlled Hand Sprayer

While we are talking about watering the garden, another Senior Select product is a thumb-controlled hand sprayer. The one I like has the seven patterns you will use the majority of the time. Thumb-controlled devices like this one are great to water window boxes because you can control the flow of water easily and you …

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Garden UP with Vertical Gardening

No space? No problem. Grow your flowers and veggies up by finding inventive vertical gardening opportunities. It’s nice to know you can garden without having to bend down at all. Vertical gardening is a technique of growing plants in hanging baskets, window boxes and trellises so most of the maintenance is at waist-to-eye-level, enabling you …

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