Virtual Ribbon Cutting: A New Book, A New Look, and a New Online Garden

In the Spring of 2017, I was approached by an editor at Timber Press Publishing, to write a book on Adaptive Gardening, — what an amazing ride this adventure has been!  She heard me speak at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle and she explained they were looking for a subject matter expert …

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The Top 10 Adaptive Gardening Guidelines to Live By

1. Our bodies change. That’s life. When we realize we have limitations that stop us from doing what we want to do, we have to learn to “accept what is” first. Then, and only then, we can develop resiliency by looking for other ways to get it done. 2. You deserve a safe and comfortable …

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Toni’s Tool Tips | Haws Watering Cans

If you like to use a watering can, in my experience as a garden rep for nearly thirty years, the only watering can to own is made by Haws, where they’ve been expertly crafted in England, since 1886. As I’ve aged and needed to adapt my gardening practices and tools, I learned that Haws watering …

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When Should You Start Thinking About Adaptive Gardening?

Now! Start where you are. Think about what hurts you when you garden. Decide what chores have become increasingly difficult to do. Then take a hard look at your garden and plan for whatever the future may hold. Let’s face it, we are living in a stressful and complicated world. All the more reason to …

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The Hard Truth about Adapting Garden Hardscapes

While most gardeners focus on the plants in their garden, it’s the non-living, man-made hardscape elements that are most important in a well-thought-out adapted garden—mainly because they are the most expensive aspect to change. Uneven paths can be a tripping hazard, and gaps between flagstones or other surfaces can catch heels or canes, causing falls. …

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