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.

For Our Planet Adapting and Growing-Resilience

Adapting to Climate Change: Creating Resilient Homes and Gardens

By Toni Gattone | October 8, 2021

I’ve been quiet the last several months, listening and writing about how I can best be of service to this community. Far too many of us are experiencing the realities of climate change. With drought conditions worsening, floods wiping out entire towns, and wildfires threatening precious forests and resources, I’ve come to realize there is …

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Sharing Gold Medal Garden Inspiration With My Fellow 2021 GardenComm Award Winners

By Toni Gattone | September 1, 2021

GardenComm recently announced their 2021 Award Winners. I was so incredibly touched to be named a Gold Winner in the Speaking category that I wanted to say a few words about how much I’ve appreciated being a part of the GardenComm Community and a few thank yous to the people who have supported me, that …

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Even in My 70s, There’s Still Joy in Breaking the Rules Sometimes

By Toni Gattone | April 2, 2021

Have you ever been so swept away by the anticipation of getting your spring garden planted that you slid down the slippery slope of being overzealous and perhaps just a tad unrealistic about what you can reasonably accomplish in an afternoon? This is the time of year when we’re most apt to take chances by …

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Lessons Learned from Not Planning My Planting

By Toni Gattone | March 2, 2021

When we try something new in life OR in our garden and what we’d envisioned doesn’t happen, we might come to the conclusion that we weren’t cut out for what we’d set out to do or that we don’t have what it takes to be a successful gardener. Most of the lessons I’ve learned in …

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Plan This Year’s Garden to Maximize Comfort and Enhance Wellbeing

By Toni Gattone | January 29, 2021

The quieter months of winter are the ideal time to dream, imagine, and plan for a garden that can contribute to your wellbeing, provide a space for creativity, and an experience that energizes you, while bringing you peace. On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, I spent hours in front of our fireplace, doing one of …

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