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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As the momentous year of 2019 comes to a close, I’m looking back over my shoulder at what an amazing year this has been. Having closed my garden and gift rep business last year after three decades, I embarked on my renaissance career with a clear, unobstructed focus to take my message out to the …

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This last year, I’ve learned to share in a way that has never felt so aligned with who I am and what matters most to me. For years, I lacked confidence in sharing the wisdom that has come from my story … it wasn’t until I connected with adaptive gardening, that my path was finally …

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Virtual ribbon cutting and Grand Opening for Toni.Gattone.com , featuring inspiration, tools and resources for the resilient gardener.

In the Spring of 2017, I was approached by an editor at Timber Press Publishing, to write a book on Adaptive Gardening, — what an amazing ride this adventure has been!  She heard me speak at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle and she explained they were looking for a subject matter expert …

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

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 …

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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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Aging is not for sissies Are you one of the millions of gardeners who have silently wondered how long you can continue gardening because of physical issues in your body? It can happen to any of us … that moment when you suddenly realize you have a ‘new norm’ of what you can no longer …

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