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.

Purple Pansies growing up through s crack in the asphalt, symbolizing and celebrating the resilience found in Adaptive Gardening.

What is a Resilient Gardener?

By Toni Gattone | July 24, 2019

What is a Resilient Gardener? 3 Guiding Principles for the Resilient Gardener: We are creative and we recognize that we have choices.There is always another way to get something done.We never give up. When I first began reading about Adaptive Gardening, I’d already been introduced to the concept, so I knew what the term meant, …

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Gardening journal for the 'Resilient Gardener, featuring the top 10 Adaptive Gardening Guidelines

The Top 10 Adaptive Gardening Guidelines to Live By

By Toni Gattone | July 23, 2019

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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Creating a Sustainable Garden

By Toni Gattone | July 22, 2019

Seeking to create a sustainable garden is an act of good self care and an ideal way to garden with greater ease and more joy as we age — it also means less labor for you and contributes to more eco-friendly communities and a healthier planet. Below are some of my favorite suggestions to help …

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Toni’s Tool Tips | Haws Watering Cans

By Toni Gattone | July 21, 2019

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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Birth Announcement!

By Toni Gattone | June 3, 2019

UPS sent me an email they left a package on my doorstep. I wasn’t expecting anything from Amazon, so I decided to check it out. I saw the return address was from Timber Press, my publisher. It took my breath away! Oh my God, it must be … yes, it’s the advance copy of my …

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