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The Resilient Gardener

Welcome to The Resilient Gardener Blog, an inspiring place where
we cultivate ease and joy through our love of gardening.

You’ll find practical tips and techniques and insightful and
innovative advice to help you adapt and flourish.

Toni’s Tool Tips | Puddle Proof Tote Bag

By Toni Gattone | December 18, 2018

For years, I’ve been looking for the perfect tote bag and I finally found it! As a Master Gardener, we volunteer for workdays at our projects and I love having a tote for my tools, gloves, water bottle, keys, and phone. This Puddle Proof Tote Bag is large enough to carry all that plus it’s …

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They Call It the Silver Tsunami

By Toni Gattone | November 10, 2018

There are now 78 million baby boomers born in the United States following World War II from 1946 to 1964 who are now becoming seniors. One thing is certain: We are all going to grow older and when we age, natural changes occur in our bodies, which can make gardening more of a challenge instead …

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Keep Calm and Garden On

By Toni Gattone | November 9, 2018

Aging is not for sissies Are you one of the millions of gardeners who have silently wondered how long you can continue gardening because of physical issues in your body? It can happen to any of us … that moment when you suddenly realize you have a ‘new norm’ of what you can no longer …

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Chicago Botanic Garden | Buehler Enabling Garden

By Toni Gattone | August 29, 2018

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!

By Toni Gattone | June 21, 2018

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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