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 | Prune Your Plants, Not Your Pruner Budget

By Toni Gattone | January 10, 2019

Winter is the time to prune back overlapping branches from trees and shrubs. A good quality pruner is your #1 most important gardening tool. Experience shows higher quality pruners hold their sharp edges better, so you work less and save energy while making cuts. Do not try to save money on your pruner. Instead, buy …

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What Makes Your Heart Sing?

By Toni Gattone | January 2, 2019

These colors make me so happy. It’s 2019 and pretty cold here in Northern California today so I’m on my Pinterest page looking for inspirations for a new flower bed come spring. I’m playing with color in a way I haven’t before. Here’s a link to my inspiration board on Pinterest if you want to …

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It’s a New Year!

By Toni Gattone | January 2, 2019

Let’s get to it! It’s a New Year and the perfect time to do something new, try something you’ve never tried before, and expand in new directions. I find that the most important thing when I’m “feeling stuck” in the old or “completely overwhelmed” with all the opportunities I’m facing is not making the “correct” …

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Toni’s Tool Tips | Reversible Kneeler Seat

By Toni Gattone | December 18, 2018

I love this Reversible Kneeler Seat, as does anybody who owns one. Why? Because it’s strong enough to help me get up when I’m kneeling and when I turn it over, it makes for a handy seat next to my containers, when I’m planting, tending, and harvesting.

Toni’s Tool Tips | Tractor Scoot with a Bucket Basket

By Toni Gattone | December 18, 2018

Do you have a tendency to bend over more than your body wants you to? Why not consider buying a mobile garden stool to help you move easily around the yard? I often fantasize about having a larger garden to grow everything I want to grow, and then I think about maintaining it and I …

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