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.

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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When Should You Start Thinking About Adaptive Gardening?

By Toni Gattone | May 5, 2019

Now! Start where you are. Think about what hurts you when you garden. Decide what chores have become increasingly difficult to do. Then take a hard look at your garden and plan for whatever the future may hold. Let’s face it, we are living in a stressful and complicated world. All the more reason to …

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Meet My New Friend Rosemarie Rossetti

By Toni Gattone | April 13, 2019

Rosemarie Rossetti was referred to me by a mutual friend who knew we just had to meet because we speak on the same subject, but from two different angles. We talked for an hour and a half, and only at the end did we realize we are both blessed to be Sicilian! Rosemarie tells an …

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Know Your Limits

By Toni Gattone | April 12, 2019

I have a friend who told me she would be at a complete loss if she couldn’t garden. As there are no two gardens alike, there are no two gardeners who have the same abilities or disabilities. Each gardener must assess their gardens and their abilities as they are today and as they may become …

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The Hard Truth about Adapting Garden Hardscapes

By Toni Gattone | April 2, 2019

While most gardeners focus on the plants in their garden, it’s the non-living, man-made hardscape elements that are most important in a well-thought-out adapted garden—mainly because they are the most expensive aspect to change. Uneven paths can be a tripping hazard, and gaps between flagstones or other surfaces can catch heels or canes, causing falls. …

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