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The Resilient Gardener

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Part 3 of Care Instructions

The Magic of Metaphors: Care Instructions for Our Gardens and Our Lives, Part 3 of 3

By Toni Gattone | November 7, 2022

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the Elements for Thriving Series as much as I have enjoyed writing them. This is the final post of three and if you haven’t yet read the first two posts, I invite you to check them out: In the Magic of Metaphors: Instructions for Our Gardens and Our Lives Part One, I …

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The Magic of Metaphors: Care Instructions for Our Gardens and Our Lives Part 2 of 3

By Toni Gattone | June 30, 2022

Last month, I started a series of blog posts where I’m sharing some of my go-to practices that I’ve cultivated over the years for growing a thriving garden, how my love of gardening inspired me to take better care of myself, as well as some of the steps I’ve taken along the way, that have …

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The Magic of Metaphors: Care Instructions for Our Gardens and Our Lives Part 1 of 3

The Magic of Metaphors: Care Instructions for Our Gardens and Our Lives Part 1 of 3

By Toni Gattone | March 26, 2022

One of the many gifts I’ve received from my passion for gardening has been experiencing how the consistency, patience, observation, and resilience needed for growing a thriving garden has also been such a great teacher for what is needed to create a rich and rewarding life.  For many of us, gardening has been a constant …

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Thriving and The Power of Setting Intentions Aligned with Your Values

By Toni Gattone | January 21, 2022

Prune Away What’s Keeping Us from Thriving  Something I’ve appreciated about gardening over the years are the rich metaphors it provides for a life well-lived. There is something about stepping through the garden gate in my mind and considering the questions I’m being challenged by, through the lens of tending to my garden, that energizes …

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Autumn Garden Care: Must-Do Tasks + Top Tools That Make for Easy-Peasy Work

By Toni Gattone | November 17, 2021

I am so grateful for the change of seasons. It’s not only brought striking autumn colors and cooler temperatures but also the rain! Yes, here in one of the most dangerous wildfire zones in the western United States, we’re celebrating having rain for several weeks now, which has provided quite the exhale because it is …

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