The Resilient Gardener

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 | Plasti Dip

By Toni Gattone | April 12, 2018

Another way you can add more comfort to your tools is by using a product called Plasti Dip. This product can be found at most hardware stores and by dipping your tool handles in this plasticized rubber material, you will not only increase the size and comfort of the grip, but you can change the …

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Toni’s Tool Tips | Bike Grip

By Toni Gattone | April 12, 2018

How do you work in your garden with arthritis or decreased muscle strength in your hands? I went to my local bike shop and asked if they had any bike grips they were throwing away. The bike store owner gave me one and I wedged it on to the handle of the trowel, and it …

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Toni’s Tool Tips | Get a Grip (part 1)

By Toni Gattone | March 19, 2018


By Toni Gattone | March 17, 2018

I feel so blessed to be working on my new book on adaptive gardening (no official title yet). I feel like I’ve been waiting all my life to do this book. A lot of labor, but joyous labor. I wake up every morning totally jazzed and I cannot wait to share it with you. Here …

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Letting Go

By Toni Gattone | March 12, 2018

We’ve all made this gardening mistake, at least once … It broke my heart to see my beloved fig tree being carried out of my garden. I made the ultimate mistake many gardeners will not admit to — I did NOT pay attention to the concept of “Right Plant, Right Place” when I purchased my …

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